Ghanaian sprinter, Joseph Paul Amoah failed to progress to the semi-finals of the men’s 200m event after finishing 5th in Heat 1 at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.
Another 'poor' outing for Ghana in 200m. Joseph Paul Amoah fails to make it beyond the Heats. He clocked his SB, though, with 20.40s. #WorldAthleticsChamps pic.twitter.com/44mSVFbGEG
— Kwame Amoh (@kwame_amoh) July 19, 2022
Amoah finished with a time of 20.40 which is his season best but wasn’t enough to make the cut for the semis in Oregon.
Joe Paul finished the race well below Joseph Fanhbulleh, Koki Ueyama, Jerome Brown and Joe Ferguson despite recording his fastest time of the year.
Earlier in the World Athletics Championships, Joseph Paul Amoah and compatriot, Benjamin Azamati missed out of the men’s 100m race with the former stating that ‘something weird always happens to his body ahead of major tournaments’.
"Something weird is always happening with my body ahead of major championships" – Joe Paul Amoah | Watch interview here: https://t.co/yxYnOiXPjm pic.twitter.com/qPJLsMrb8w
— Citi Sports (@CitiSportsGHA) July 16, 2022
Ghana will have another chance on the tracks with the team set to participate in the men’s 4x100m race later in the Championships.