2018 Commonwealth Games 100m gold medallist – Akani Simbine inspired South Africa’s quartet relay team to win gold in the finals of the World Athletic Relays on Sunday at the Silesian Stadium in Chorzów, Poland.
South Africa [38.71 sec] had to beat a very stiff competition from Brazil [38.72 sec] and Ghana finishing third with 39.11 seconds, but Ghana and Brazil were subsequently disqualified to pave way for Italy [39.21 sec] and Japan [39.42 sec] to be crowned second and third respectively.
Cladded in their yellow and black outfits, Team Ghana set the Silesian Stadium in Chorzów [Poland] rolling in grit and glory right from the start to the end.
Enfield and Haringey Athletic Club sprinter and part of Ghana’s 4x100m relay team that won gold at the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Sean Sarfo-Antwi, running in the first leg laid the foundation stone for Team Ghana from the blocks.
Running the back straight, Benjamin Azamati-Kwaku, product of the Ghana Fastest Human Competition and the country’s fastest sprinter [9.97 sec] at the moment proved why he is the surest bet in time of need.
Bend specialist – Joseph Oduro Manu, running the third leg held the fort firmly for Team Ghana until he released Joseph Paul Amoah who is gradually gaining notoriety for his immense discipline on the tracks to finish the home straight.
But, Ghana’s effort came to zero when it was discovered that they missed their lane in the course of the race.