Ghana’s 4×100 relay team finished 5th in the final at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.
The history making quartet of Sean Safo Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Joseph Oduro Manu and Joseph Paul Amoah, produced a national record of 38.07 in the process.
Impressively, Joseph Paul Amoah run a sub 9sec split time (8.92sec), for the second race in a row, after doing same during the heats.
Ghana’s final split times looked like this;
10.84secs – Sean Safo-Antwi
9.04secs – Benjamin Azamati
9.27secs – Joseph Oduro Manu
8.92secs – Joseph Paul Amoah
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It was an anticlimax for the hosts and favourites, USA, who had to settle for second place, with Canada clinching the ultimate.
The Great Britain quartet came in third just ahead of powerhouse Jamaica, who missed out on a medal this time around.
In the women’s final, the USA team just edged past favourites, Jamaica to claim gold, much to the delight of the home crowd.
Nigeria also narrowly missed out on a medal, coming fourth behind third place Germany, despite setting a new African record of 42.22secs.