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Seven Athletes to represent Ghana at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon

Ghana goes in search of a medal at the World Athletics Championships for the first time in 16years. The championship will take place from July 15 to 24 July.

The Athletes representing Ghana are Benjamin Azamati, Joseph Paul Amoah, Alex Amankwah, Sean Safo Antwi, Joseph Manu, Emmanuel Yeboah and Deborah Acquah. Benjamin Azamati will participate in the 100m and 4x100m events at the world athletics championships in Oregon. The ASICS Athlete who recently won the 100m race at the Diamond League meeting in Paris turned pro a few weeks ago and is joint ninth alongside America’s Elijah Hall by the World Athletics world rankings for 2022.

Deborah Acquah will feature in the Long Jump in Eugene after setting a new national record of 6.89m (+0.07) at the LSU meeting earlier this year, In August 2019, she competed at the 2019 African Games in Rabat and won a silver medal for Ghana with a jump of 6.37m in the Women’s Long Jump.

National Record Holder Joseph Paul Amoah will participate in the 100m, 200m and 4×100 m relays events as well. At the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championships in May, Amoah became the first Ghanaian in any sport to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics by running 200 meters in a personal best time in 20.20 seconds. It was the fastest performance from a Ghanaian since 1995 and also qualified him for the 2019 World Athletics Championships.

Amankwah will participate in the 800 metres event at the World Athletics champions. He qualified for the 800 metres at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, represented Ghana in the 4 × 400 metres relay at the 2015 African Games Amankwah represented Ghana in the 800 metres at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Manu was selected to represent Ghana at the 2021 World Relays on 1–2 May in Poland, which served as a qualifier for the 2021 Olympic Games and the 2022 World Championships for Ghana. Manu run a season’s best of 10.01s at the Billy Hayes T& F Complex, Bloomington, Usa and will be looking to help team Ghana on the tracks in Oregon.

Emmanuel Yeboah is the final member of Ghana’s 4x100m relay team. He currently competes at Texas A&M University. Yeboah was selected to represent Ghana at the 2020 Summer Olympics in the Men’s 4 × 100 m relay. Emmanuel run a season’s best of 10.20s at the John McDonnell Field, Fayetteville, in May. Coaches and officials for the team are Christian Nsiah, Professor of Finance and Economics – Baldwin Wallace University and Elorm Amenakpor, Sprint Coach – University of Ghana.  Student & Volunteer – Assistant Sprints Coach – West Texas A&M University,
Alhaji Hafiz Adam, Leader of the delegation, Ababu Afelibiek, President of the Ghana Athletics Association and Bawah Fuseini the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Athletics Association.

Final entry lists for the World Athletics Championships in Oregon confirm that more than 1900 athletes from 192 teams will be in action at Eugene’s Hayward Field between 15-24 July. Of the 43 individual winners from the 2019 edition, 37 will defend their titles in Oregon. 42 individual gold medallists from last year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo will also be in action.

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