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Birmingham 2022; Good news as Ghana wins first medal in the men's 200m since 1974

Ghanaians have been through a roller coaster ride of emotions today about the ongoing Commonwealth games in Birmingham, England. The joy of Ghanaians was cut short when the men's relay team was disqualified despite finishing third in heat 2 for the 2x100 meters on procedural grounds. The team secured automatic qualification but had to be dropped from participating in the finals because the Ghana team failed to notify race officials about the change of an athlete.

However, the nation could heave a sigh of relief as team Ghana clinch a medal in the men's 200 meters finals. The Ghanaian sprinter Joseph Paul Amoah won bronze in the 200m finals. He came third, finishing in a time of 20.49 seconds. 

Joseph Paul Amoah came third to Zharnel Hughes of England and Jereeem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago, who got the second and first positions respectfully. This is Ghana's first medal in the 200 meters at the Commonwealth games since 1974.

We hope Ghana does well and win more medals from the various disciplines we are represented.

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