Tokyo Olympic Games were nerve-wracking - Benjamin Azamati

Benjamin Azamati Named SWAG Athlete Of The Year

Ghana’s 100 metres record holder, Olympian Benjamin Azamati has been crowned as the Sports Writers Association of Ghana Male Athlete of the Year (SWAG).

Azamati has been phenomenal in the 2021 season in athletics although the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) was surging. He has had a tremendous season and indeed a memorable one.

He broke the 19-year Ghana 100 metres record that was held by Leo Myles. He also broke a lot of records in West Texas University and won multiple championships.

He was crowned as the Africa Sportsmen of the year at the 2021 EMY awards night.

He was part of the Ghana 4X100m Relay Team that broke the National 4X100m Relay Team4 * 100 metres record at the World Athletics Relays Championships in Silesia, Poland. The quartet qualified to the final and place third but they were disqualified.

Ghana’s 4X100m Relay Team was the only African nation to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men’s 4X100m Relay final.

The 46th SWAG Awards was held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Friday, 17 December 2021.

Azamati is currently in Ghana to support the ongoing Junior Olympics Championships which was initiated by Legon Creative Athletics Club.

A lot of the sports enthusiastic have been hailing him on social media for his endless and tremendous season in Athletics currently.

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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