2023 African Games: Azamati Bounces Back, Powers Ghana's 4x100m Relay Team To Final

2023 African Games: Azamati Bounces Back, Powers Ghana's 4x100m Relay Team To Final

  • The semi-finals of the men's 4x100m relay race at the ongoing African Games came off on March 19
  • Ghana's team, comprising Edwin Gadayi, Benjamin Azamati, Joseph Hammond and Paul Amoah, took lane five for the heat three
  • The team came first, qualifying for the finals with an impressive time of 38.67 seconds

Ghana's 4x100m relay team, comprised of Edwin Gadayi, Benjamin Azamati, Joseph Hammond and Paul Amoah, have qualified for the finals at the ongoing African Games in Accra.

Ghana's team, which took the fifth lane in the heat three competition, is now bound to face Nigeria and other teams in the finals.

Fans have taken to social media to share their excitement and anticipation for the team's strides at the final.

Benjamin Azamati bounces back with Ghana's 4x100m team as they advance to the final
Ghana's 4x100m relay team. Photo source: Facebook/RadioranceInternationale
Source: Facebook

Ghana's team sails to the final with an impressive run

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The run began with Edwin Gadayi and finished with Paul Amoah as the team ran for a combined time of 38.67s.

Scores of fans are expecting Ghana to change its medal fortunes with the relay team during the finals tomorrow.

As of March 18, Ghana was in the 6th position on the medal list, with a total of 46 medals (nine gold, 22 silver and 15 bronze medals). Egypt, which led all countries on the medal table, had 156 medals.

Netizens react to Ghana's 4x100m strides

YEN.com.gh gathered a few reactions from fans in reaction to Ghana's 4x100m race that earned the team qualification to the finals.

@LYZA_gh said:

Nah the 4x100 relay was beautiful

@ktwels wrote:

They should work on the baton changes but that was a good one there

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@Kayofficial5 noted:

The handing over from the first to second was crucial the way the second took off and still got the baton

Benjamin Azamati misses out on medal

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghanaian sprinter Benjamin Azamati failed to impress in the men's 100m final race at the African Games.

Azamati came 5th in the 100m final with a time of 10.45s, while his Cameroon counterpart, Eseme Alobwede, finished with a time of 10.14s, grabbing the gold medal.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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