Despite placing sixth with a new national record at the Olympic Games on Thursday, August 5, 2021, Ghana’s relay team has qualified for the finals of the 4X100m event in Tokyo.
The team finished as one of the fastest losers in the 4X100m event, clocking a timing of 38.08s.
Ghana has secured the final position in heat 5, and images provided on Twitter by 3sports reveal that the squad will be aiming for a medal.
Ghana’s relay team has reached the final for the first time since the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. Despite issues with preparations, Ghana’s Olympic Games have not been disappointing, since the country might come home with more than one medal.
Joseph Paul Amoah, a part of the relay team, established a new national record of 27.07 seconds to go to the semi-finals of the 200m. Benjamin Azamati’s time of 10.13 seconds in the 100m saw him just miss the semi-finals after finishing fourth in his heat.