Ghana’s men’s sprint relay team have won the country’s second gold medal in as many days 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.
They had earlier run a superb race to finish first ahead of South Africa in the semis and looked in fine form ahead of Wednesday’s final.
Here’s how the men’s team sprinted to victory
Here's how Ghana's men's 4 x100m team sprinted to gold at the African Games in this evening's final #CitiSports pic.twitter.com/qOQMIC0QN7
— Citi Sports (@CitiSportsGHA) August 28, 2019
The women’s final ended less joyously for Ghanaians as the national side ended the race in 8th.
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.
On Tuesday, Ghanaian high jumper, Rose Yeboah, won the country’s first gold medal at the Games.
The 19-year-old University of Cape Coast student cleared a height of 1.84m, a Personal Best for the Ecowas U-20 silver medalist.
The victory caps off a wonderful 2019 for Yeboah, who also won gold at both the Ecowas U-20 Championships in Abidjan and the African University Olympic Games in Egypt.