Ghana’s men’s sprint relay team won gold at last year’s 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 was 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.
Although they failed to make it to the final of the World Championships in Doha, this was a moment that the nation cherished greatly.
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.
Here’s how the men’s team sprinted to victory
— Citi Sports (@CitiSportsGHA) August 28, 2019