Glorious Moment Ghanaian Sprinter Joseph Paul Amoah Receives Bronze Medal Captured

Glorious Moment Ghanaian Sprinter Joseph Paul Amoah Receives Bronze Medal Captured

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
  • Ghana's Joseph Paul Amoah has finally mounted the podium to receive his bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games
  • The 200m runner claimed Ghana's only medal on track and field after finishing third in the 200m finals in Birmingham
  • He became the first Ghanaian runner to win a medal in the 200m race since 1974 when George Daniels won silver

Joseph Paul Amoah made the podium of the 2022 Commonwealth Games after claiming bronze in the 200m race.

The Ghanaian sprinter finished third in the 200m final with a time of 20.49s to win bronze behind England's Zharnel Hughes and Trinidad and Tobago's Jareem Richards.

In photos posted on social media, the Ghanaian athlete was filled with joy as he chalked a piece of history at the Commonwealth Games.

Joseph Paul Amoah, Ghana, Commonwealth Games
Ghanaian sprinter Joseph Paul Amoah has received his bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games. Credit: @coachelorm
Source: Twitter

Paul Amoah became the first African athlete to win a medal in the 200m race since 2006 and the first Ghanaian since 1974 to make a podium finish in the event.

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"Since 1974 lol my mum wasn’t even a teenager. Thank you Goad," he posted on Twitter after the race.

Meanwhile, Ghana's 4x100m team were disqualified from the final after a administrative lapse.

Joseph Paul Amoah wins bronze in 200m race at Commonwealth Games

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that 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.

Ghana's 4x100m team disqualified from Commonwealth Games final

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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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.