Ghana’s campaign in the women’s 4 x 100m relay competition at the African Games came to a disappointing end on Wednesday as they finished in eighth place in the final.
Deborah Acquah, originally a long jumper, came in as a replacement for Persis William-Mensah after the latter suffered an injury during the competition.
She, however, dropped the baton as the women’s team sputtered to a last-place finish.
Nigeria finished in first place, South Africa in second and Kenya in third.
This was not the way the team would have wanted their competition to end having done brilliantly to reach the final.
It was a different story in the men’s race as the sprint relay team won the country’s second gold medal at the African Games.
The quartet of Sean Safo-Antwi, Josep Paul Amoah, Martin Owusu-Antwi, and Benjamin Azamati finished the 4 x 100m final in a time of 38.30s ahead of Nigeria (38.59s) and South Africa (38.80s)
The time is just 0.18s shy of the national record, of 38.12s set at the Athens World Championships on 9 August 1997.
— Citi Sports (@CitiSportsGHA) August 28, 2019