2022 World Athletics Championships: Alex Amankwa disqualified for lane violation in 800m heat
Ghana’s Alex Amankwa was disqualified for a lane violation in the men’s 800m heat at the ongoing 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, United States.
Alex ran in heat 2 in lane 8. He was paired with Abedin Mujezinovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Donavan Brazier of United States, Mariano Garcia of Spain, Benjamin Robert of France, Kyle Langford of Great Britain, peter Bol of Australia, Patnyk Sieradzki of Poland.
The 25-year-old was disqualified for a lane violation halfway through the race.
“I worked too hard for moments like this to get in the way but it’s okay. I’m a fighter and I know I’m going to be better because of this,” he said crying in an interview with Citi FM’s Fentuo Tahiru
The Ghanaian had finished in 4th with a time of 1:45.92 before the review was conducted.
“Alex to go all out in 800m in Eugene. He is ready to make the semis as the first Ghanaian Athlete to do so at the 2022 World Athletics Championships. Alex Amankwa will run in heat 2 of the men’s 800m at the #WorldAthleticsChampionships in Eugene, Oregon. #athleticshour”
Alex to go all out in 800m in Eugene. He is ready to make to the semis as the first Ghanaian Athletes to do so at the 2022 World Athletics Championships.
🇬🇭 Alex Amankwa will run in heat 2 of the men’s 800m at the #WorldAthleticsChampionships in Eugene, Oregon.#athleticshour pic.twitter.com/1uAuwdIA6B
— Athletics Hour (@AthleticsHour) July 20, 2022
The decision to disqualify Amankwa was contested but was rejected. He’s Ghana’s national record holder in the 800m event with a time of 1:44.80 which he set in 2017.
Ghana’s Alex Amankwa gutted after disqualification for lane violation in men’s 800m heats at Oregon 2022.
- Peter Bol, AUS – 1:45.50 Q
- Kyle Langford, GBR – 1:45.68 Q
- Mariano Garcia, ESP – 1:45.74 Q
- Benjamin Robert, FRA – 1:45.94 q
- Abedin Mujezinovic, BIH – 1:46.26 SB
- Donavan Brazier, USA – 1:46.72
- Patryk Sieradzki, POL – 1:48.78
Alex Amankwa, GHA – DQ