- Joseph Paul Amoah has qualified to the semi-finals of the men's 200-metre event
- He finished third in Heat 7 of the race
- Joseph run a time of 20.35 seconds to qualify automatically
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Ghanaian sprinter, Joseph Paul Amoah, is line to qualify for the finals of the Men's 200-metres event after easing into the semi-finals.
Joe Paul as he is affectionately known run a time of 20.35 seconds to come third in Heat 7 of the 200-metre event.
He thus qualified automatically to the semi-final which will take place later in the day on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
Amoah finished behind Noah Lyles from the United States of America and Sibusiso Masenjwa from eSwatini.
Amoah got off the block early and sprinted into the lead as the athletes were finishing the bend. He took his leg off the pedal as he slowed downed towards the finish line.
Joe Paul will hope he races close to his personal best time of 20.08 seconds in the semi-final to make seal a birth at the final event in his first ever participation at the Olympics.
Amoah was grateful to God after the race tweeting: "Thank you God see y’all in the semi"
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghanaian boxer, Samuel Takyi, became the first boxer to win an Olympic medal for the country since 1972 despite losing his semi-final bout to America's Duke Ragan.
The 20-year-old disappointingly suffered a 4-1 defeat to Ragan after three rounds, but it was enough to end Ghana's medal drought in 29 years.
Takyi's medal was confirmed by the Olympic Games in a tweet, meaning the boxer will be on the podium for the award ceremony.
"History made for Ghana. Samuel Takyi gives Ghana their first Olympic medal since 1992, a bronze in the men's featherweight," wrote the Olympics.
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