Yesterday’s sprint action from the Ghana 4x100m men’s relay team at the Silesian Stadium in Chorzów, Poland was sheer magnificent, right from the drive, velocity, and maintenance.
Few Ghanaians would have put some few cedis on Team Ghana to put in the kind of show the team exhibited at the 2021 World Athletics Relays on Saturday.
But, Team Ghana [Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati-Kwaku, Joseph Manu, and Joseph Paul Amoah] proved that they have what it takes to compete at the highest level having finished second [38.79 seconds] in heat 1 behind the Netherlands.
Order of run:
Sean Safo-Antwi – First leg [Starter]
Benjamin Azamati-Kwaku – Back Straight
Joseph Manu – Third leg [Bend]
Joseph Paul Amoah – Home Straight
Having qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, Team Ghana will be hoping to conjure a sizzling performance in the men’s 4x100m relay finals and perhaps run home with the gold medal as they face the likes of South Africa, Brazil, Germany, and Italy.
Qualified final list:
Denmark – 39.06 sec
Japan – 38.98 sec
South Africa – 38.49 sec
Italy – 38.45 sec
Brazil – 38.45 sec
Netherlands – 38.79 sec
Ghana – 38.79 sec
Germany – 38.70 sec
For Ghana to realize its dream of winning gold in Poland, Sean Safo-Antwi would have to put in a lot more than he did in the heat whilst the rest of the team should be swift in the baton change.