Ghana’s Male Relay Team Qualifies for Paris Olympic Games

Ghana’s men’s 4×100 relay team has secured a spot in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France, following their impressive performance at the recent 13th African Games held in Accra. In the finals, they clinched second place behind Nigeria, clocking an impressive time of 38.43 seconds. This achievement catapulted Ghana’s ranking to 15th globally, earning them an automatic qualification for the Olympics.

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The Ghanaian quartet, consisting of Solomon Hammond, Benjamin Azamati, Edwin Gadayi, and Joe Paul Amoah, set a new African Games record with their silver medal-winning time. This marks the first time Ghanaian athletes have qualified on merit for the Olympics, showcasing their prowess in the relay event.

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Notably, this will be Ghana’s second consecutive appearance in the Olympics for the sprint quartet, following their participation in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Despite finishing seventh in the finals with a time of 38.08 seconds, they were unfortunately disqualified due to a lane violation.

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