Ghanaian sprinter, Benjamin Azamati has missed out on qualification to the semi-finals of the men’s 100m race at the Tokyo Olympics.
The 23-year-old clocked 10.13s and finished 4th in the race which was won by Rohan Browning of Australia with Yohan Blake of Jamaica finishing 2nd.
He did well🤝🇬🇭 Benjamin Azamati.
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His time of 10.13s was not good enough to qualify as one of the fastest losers after missing out on the automatic qualification.
Azamati who broke Leo Myles-Mills’ long-standing Ghana national record in the 100m and booked a place at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo with a smashing 9.97s, sees his Olympic dreams come to a halt.
The race was the former PRESEC and University of Ghana student’s first-ever at the Olympic Games, and will be hoping to make amends when he joins the 4×100 m team.
The next Ghanaian to take the track will be Joseph Paul Amoah in the men’s 200 m dash on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 2:05 GMT.