Ghana's Joseph Amoah breaks 24-year old national record in 200m

Ghana's Joseph Amoah breaks 24-year old national record in 200m

Ghanaian sprinter, Joseph Amoah, has broken the national 200m record on the first day of the NCAA Division I Championships in Austin, Texas.

Ghanaian sprinter, Joseph Amoah, has broken the National 200m record on Day 1 of the NCAA Division I Championships in Austin, Texas.

Amoah shattered the Ghana 200m national record with a personal best of 20.08 seconds (wind+2.0), breaking the 24-year-old record set in 1995 by Emmanuel Tuffour.

Tuffour’s record stood at 20.15 seconds (Altitude).

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In the 100m, it was a close call for Joseph, as he narrowly missed the auto-qualifier by 0.007 seconds but his personal best of 10.01 (wind +1.3) got him through to finals and has qualified him for the Tokyo Olympics.

This is now Amoah’s second qualification for the 2020 Olympics after he also qualified in the 200m event in May, 2019.

It’s been a steady progress for the 22-year-old Coppin State University junior who will now set his sights on the Leo Myles-Mills’ 20-year old 100m national record, when he takes to the track again on Friday.

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