Ghanaian sprinter, Benjamin Azamati was in blistering form over the weekend, dominating the Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Texas.
The West Texas A&M student ran a time of 20.13s on Saturday in the 200m race; the second-fastest time ever ran by a Ghanaian over the distance.
It was, however, just short of Joseph Paul Amoah’s 20.08s ran in 2019 and ahead of Emmanuel Tuffour’s 1995 time of 20.15s.
Take a look at the top 5 fastest times ever ran by Ghanaians in the 200m
The time also helped the sprinter qualify for the Tokyo Olympics and saw him become the 200m NCAA DII record holder.
His time also broke the LSC, the LSC meet and school record and now ranks him fourth among all collegiate runners in the US.
Take a look at Azamati’s 200m run below
Ghana’s 🇬🇭@benjaminazamati ran 20.13s hours ago to set a new 200m @LoneStarConf record.
✅ His time also puts him second in the list of Ghana’s national fastest times in the 200m sprint event.
✅ Qualified to run the 200m at the Olympics too. #3Sports pic.twitter.com/IlY6rWo0cW
— Yaw (@theyawofosu) May 9, 2021
Azamati recently ran a national record time of 9.97 s in the 100m, becoming the fastest Ghanaian in history.