Benjamin Azamati pockets $10000 at Paris Diamond League
Benjamin Azamati pockets $10000 at Paris Diamond League
Benjamin Azamati pockets $10000 for winning 100m at Paris Diamond League meeting.
Ghanaian athlete Benjamin Azamati won the 100m gold in the Diamond League meeting in Paris and got $10, 000.
The Ghanaian record holder won the race with a time of 10.25 seconds to emerge victorious at the Stade Charlety in just his second Diamond League race.
Weather conditions in the arena were terrible as the place was very hot as well as windy with a headwind of -1.6. but Azamati overcame all the odds to beat the other seven contenders.
The West Texas A&M University student did not start the 100m sprint that well but managed to overpower all the other competitors.
He was not the only Ghanaian who competed as compatriot, Sean Safo Antwi finished sixth with a time of 10.45s.
1 AZAMATI Benjamin, GHA – 10.25
2 FALL Mouhamadou, FRA – 10.32
3 VICAUT Jimmy, FRA – 10.34
4 PRIAM Aymeric, FRA – 10.35
5 BRUINTJIES Henricho, RSA – 10.38
SAFO-ANTWI Sean, GHA – 10.45
7 TAFTIAN Hassan, IRI -10.52 SB
8 ERIUS Jeff, FRA – 10.62
The Diamond League meetings are part of preparations for the upcoming World Athletics Championship and Commonwealth Games.
From Sammy Heywood Okine

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