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benjamin Azamati shreds Ghanaian record to book Olympic ticket

Benjamin Azamati shreds national record to secure Olympic ticket

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Ghanaian sprinter, Benjamin Azamati broke a 31-year-old national record to book a place in this Olympic games scheduled for later this year.

The speedster became the third field and track athlete to secure qualification for the games after making an incredible 9.97s (1.5m/s) during the Texas Relay in the Austin, United State of America.

As a result, he broke a national record time of 9.98s set by Leo Myles-Mills on June 5, 1990 and also a record set by Darell Green in 1983.

The feat means he joins two others athletes, Nadia Eke and Joseph Paul Amoah as the third athlete who will represent Ghana at the global sports showpiece.

Benjamin Azamati who was a gold medalist at the last Africa games, formerly All African Games, is now the fastest Ghanaian in sport’s history.

Meanwhile, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games is scheduled to commence on Friday, 23 July 2021 and conclude on Sunday, 8th August 2021.

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About Richard Korley

Accountant | Blogger/ Founder of Press Sports Ghana | Formerly a presenter with Volta Premier FM, Ho. Sports fan by default. I aspire to write

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