Ghanaian sprinter – Joseph Paul Amoah has advanced to the men’s 200m semi finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games having coasted 20.35 seconds to finish 3rd in heat 7.

Amoah who hold’s the record as the fastest Ghanaian ever in the 200m [20.08] took off from the blocks really well to lead the chase, but he was caught mid way through the distance by World Champion – Noah Lyles who finished in 20.18 seconds, ahead of Sibusiso Matsenjwa [20.34].

Divine Oduduru, Ana Jobodwana, Shaun Maswanganyi, Joseph Fahnbulleh are the other Africans who also made it to the semi final which comes off later in the day.