Ghana Finally Wins Medal on the Track at the Commonwealth Games

Ghana Finally Wins Medal on the Track at the Commonwealth Games

  • Ghana's Joseph Paul Amoah has won the country's first medal on track and field at the Commonwealth Games
  • Joseph Paul Amoah won bronze after finishing third in the 200m race final in Birmingham on Saturday evening
  • The Ghanaian sprinter becomes the first African to win a medal in the 200m final since 2006 at the Commonwealth Games

Joseph Paul Amoah has won bronze in the 200m final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Ghanaian sprinter clocked a time of 20.49 to finish behind Zharnel Zughes and Jareem Richards of England and Trinidad and Tobago respectively.

In a video posted on social media, Amoah got off to a great start but could not beat the times by the English and Trinidadian runners.

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Joseph Amoah has won Ghana's first medal on the tract at the Commonwealth Games. Credit: @BlaqqKoffi
Source: Twitter

Jareem Richards, who won gold for Trinidan and Tobago finished the race with an incredible time of 19.8s while England Zharnel Hughes completed the race with 20.12s.

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Joseph Paul Amoah becomes the third Ghanaian to win a medal in the 200m final since Stanley Allottey, who won gold in 1966 and George Daniels, who won silver in 1974.

Ghana disqualified in 4x100m final after administrative lapse

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana's 4x100m relay team were dealt a huge blow after they were disqualified from the finals due to an administrative lapse.

The quartet of sprinters initially booked their spot in Sunday's finals with a time of 39.05 seconds - finishing in third place behind Nigeria and Kenya.

Despite grabbing one of the three automatic spots to the finals, Ghana's Men relay team had to bow out from the competition due to a failure to confirm a "change in running order at least one hour to the race."

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Source: SportsBrief.com