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By El-Amisty Nobo| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo

Ghanaian sprinter Joseph Paul Amoah failed to make an impact on the opening day of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

Joseph Amoah took the sixth place in a time of 10.36 in heat 3 of the men’s 100m race, thus failing to book qualification to the semi-finals.

Amoah [22] who came 4th in the men’s 100 finals at the 2019 African Games and part of Ghana’s 4×100 gold medal winning team had a poor start right from the blocks and could not pull up anything of note to the finish line.

Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes coasted 10.08 seconds to win the race, followed by Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo [10.14], and Liberia’s Emmanuel Matadi [10.19]

Hot favourite, Christian Coleman [9.98] was the only man to run under 10 seconds on Friday and could have gone even quicker having jogged over the line in the closing metres.

Akani Simbine of South Africa took first place in a time of 10.01 seconds – the second fastest overall time heading into the semi-finals.

Other notable names who made it to the semifinals are; Justin Gatlin, Jamaica’s Yohan Blake and Canada’s Andre De Grasse.

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