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Ghana’s fastest man, Benjamin Azamati-Kwaku has rendered an unqualified apology to his nation having failed to qualify for the men’s 100m semi-final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Azamati-Kwaku who posted 9.97 seconds on March 26, 2021 to break Leo Myles-Mills’ national record of 9.98 seconds [set in 1998] gave lot of Ghanaians the hope that he has come of age and ready to wrestle with the big guys.

But his first ever Olympic 100m race on Saturday saw him finishing fourth in 10.13 seconds, behind Australian sprinter Rohan Browning [1st], Yohan Blake [2nd], and Great Britain’s Chijindu Ujah.

Haven’t realized his mistake, the 23-year-old sprinter took to his social media page to apologize to his motherland:

“Sorry Nation! I couldn’t turn up,” he wrote via his twitter handle.

“Things will get better next time . Realized my mistakes and i would take it from there. Happy for the support from y’all! I feel loved and mentally i am there . I will keep my head up and focus on the next race,” he added.

Benjamin Azamati-Kwaku will team up with Joseph Paul Amoah, Sean Sarfo Antwi and Joseph Oduro Manu for the men’s 4x100m relays.

By Francis Aduo

www.sports24ghana.com