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
— 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.