African Games 2019: Ghana wins gold in Men’s 4x100m relay

African Games 2019: Ghana wins gold in Men’s 4x100m relay

- Ghana’s men’s sprint relay team has won the country’s second gold medal at the African Games

- Safo-Antwi, Josep Paul Amoah, Martin Owusu-Antwi and Benjamin Azamati finished the 4x100m final in a time of 38.30s ahead of Nigeria and South Africa

- The time is just 0.18s shy of the national record, of 38.12s set at the Athens World Championships on August 9, 1997

Ghana’s men’s sprint relay team has clinched a second gold medal for the country after days of aims to win gold medals at the African Games.

The quartet of Sean Safo-Antwi, Josep Paul Amoah, Martin Owusu-Antwi, and Benjamin Azamati finished the 4x100m final in a time of 38.30s ahead of Nigeria (38.59s) and South Africa (38.80s).

The time is just 0.18s shy of the national record, of 38.12s set at the Athens World Championships on 9 August 1997.

They had earlier run a superb race to finish first ahead of South Africa in the semis and looked in fine form ahead of Wednesday’s final.

The women’s final ended less joyously for Ghanaians as the national side ended the race in 8th position.

Deborah Acquah, originally a long jumper, came in as a replacement for Persis William-Mensah after the latter suffered an injury during the competition.

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She, however, dropped the baton as the women’s team sputtered to a last-place finish.

Golden leap

On Tuesday, Ghanaian high jumper, Rose Yeboah, won the country’s first gold medal at the Games.

The 19-year-old University of Cape Coast student cleared a height of 1.84m, a Personal Best for the Ecowas U-20 silver medalist.

The victory caps off a wonderful 2019 for Yeboah, who also won gold at both the Ecowas U-20 Championships in Abidjan and the African University Olympic Games in Egypt.

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Born in Greater Accra, Johnson Martey Junior, comes from a large family of thirteen including seven sisters, three brothers, his mother and father.

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