As we all know, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is still ongoing and some African countries happen to be part of it; including the Republic of Ghana. The activities that happen there include football, swimming, racing, boxing and many others. Indeed, Africans are making us proud especially in Ghana. A 20-year old Samuel Takyi was able to beat his Columbian counterpart in boxing. Samuel Takyi’s victory comes after 29 years of wait for this medal.
In racing, Joseph Paul Amoah also made Ghana proud. Joseph was trending on Twitter and Facebook after he made it to his first debut. Apparently, he was the first Ghanaian athlete to qualify into the men’s 200m heat semi-finals. This achievement didn’t surprise many because Joseph is Ghana’s 200m National Record holder, 2019 African Games 4x100m Gold medalist and finished 4th in the 2019 African Games 100m race.
Just when we thought that was just enough, our 4 athletes representing Ghana have set a National Record in the Men’s 4x100m relay. In the 1997 World Athletics Championship held in Greece, Abu Duah, Eric Nkansah and Emmanuel Tuffour achieved a finishing record which stood at 38.12 seconds. And Ghanaians have always been proud of them.
However, our 2020 Tokyo athletes have achieved a new National Record of 38.08. The four athletes who achieved this memorable record for Ghana includes Benjamin Azamati, Emmanuel Yeboah, Sean Safo Antwi and Joseph Paul Amoah. These four men have made it to the final after finishing fifth in the heats.
Sean Safo-Antwi initiated the race with the baton and diligently passed it over to the swift Benjamin Azamati. It was a powerful run that ended the batons in the palm of Emmanuel Yeboah. Emmanuel has always been known to be a good sprint and that is why he was able to finally hand over the baton for the last time in the palm of Joseph Paul Amoah, who finished with Ghana’s current record. Joseph Amoah has been very invaluable in this 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Know that this is a National Record, not World Record. So, they have broken a record a solid team from Ghana achieved years ago. We pray our team to achieve a World Record. I know it is not easy but with determination, they can do better considering their current performance.
Note that on Friday 13:50 GMT, in other words, 1:50 PM, our team will run again for Ghana. Their victory will make Ghana proud and also project the nation and its careers. Kindly stay glued to your television set between these hours and watch the magic that is about to go down. God bless and guide our team in their pursuit of victory and medal.
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