Ghana has witnessed a mixed day in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The day saw 2 Ghanaian boxers progress to the finals of their competitions. However, there was so much disappointment in the athletics. Due a technical negligence Ghana missed out on the finals of the 4x100m relay.
It was an excitement as Ghana's 4 by 100 metres relay team made a profound impact at the Championships by qualifying to the finals. Many Ghanaians could not hide their joy when they heard about their new achievement. TV3's Thierry Nyann did not have any option than to let the world know about the remarkable achievement of Joseph Amoah, one of Ghana's Relay team members.
The joy of many Ghanaians was cut short a few minutes after Ghana's relay team shockingly placed the third position in the ongoing commonwealth 4 by 100 metres relay race. Readers can recall how the 4 by 100metres relay team had missed the past opportunities to clinch third place.
In order to compete in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the United Kingdom, the men's 4x100m relay squad from Ghana Athletics Association has been required to make two changes. The five-person squad that participated at the recently concluded World Athletics Championships had to be changed when one of the members encountered difficulties obtaining a UK visa and the other decided to withdraw for personal reasons.
Ghana's relay team put up a superb performance in their commonwealth games at Birmingham. The team, which comprises of Sean Sarfon Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Barnabas Ageh and Abdul Rasheed Saminu, finished 3rd in heat 2 to qualify for the finals. At the time of the final race, the team was disqualified due to not confirming a change in running order at least an hour before the race.
A Ghanaian Sociologist and former Sprinter, Ebenezer Charles Oko Addy raised the flag of Ghana in his heyday as a sportsman. The former national athlete attended Fijai Secondary School in the Western Region. He was a sportsman and competed in Inter Colleges which is popularly called "Interco", training with competitions held at GSTS school in Takoradi and representing the region at the nationals.
Amoah Wins 200m Medal For Ghana Even Though His Exclusion From The 4×100m Race Disqualified His Team
Ghanaian popular sprinter, Joseph Paul Amoah has placed smiles on the faces of several Ghanaians who love and cherish athletics. He won the bronze medal of the 4×100m men's relay. Joseph Paul Amoah is currently trending in Ghana and it is not only because he had won a bronze medal for Ghana but also because his exclusion from the 4×100m men's race got the 4×100m men's team to be disqualified.
Ghana's participation in the world athletics championships currently happening in Oregon has not been as expected. We couldn't win a single medal. All our contestants were bundled out. But all hope is not lost. Though our team could not win a medal, their performances were very encouraging, especially in the sprint races.
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