Benjamin Azamati “Support Us And We Can Win Olympic Medals”

Benjamin Azamati “Support Us And We Can Win Olympic Medals”
Benjamin Azamati at the Lone Star Championships, LSC (indoors)

Benjamin Azamati “Support Us And We Can Win Olympic Medals”

Olympian Benjamin Azamati, the Ghanaian record holder in the 100 metres dash has emphatically stated that if the athletes get maximum support, they can win Olympic medals in the coming years.

Benjamin made his debut at the just ended Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Although he was seeded in his group and did not run the preliminary rounds but qualified to run the heat.

In his heat was the world’s second-fastest man in Johan Blake, Jan Volko, Rodrigo Do Nascimento, Mario Burke, Yeykell Eliuth. Benjamin Azamati finished 4th and was not able to secure a semifinal spot.

After the event, he said that he lacks experienced and he has never competed in such mega championships before. But he has learnt a lot of lessons and he will work on them in his subsequent races.

He said “we need to sponsor athletes to compete in bigger events especially in the Diamond League, World Championships, classic meetings in Europe. This will help the athletes to get the necessary experience and also motivate and boost their confidence”.

“If athletes are well equipped, resourced, get into the right shape, get the right training, and compete in most of the championships to get a lot of experience, they can win medals for the country. He also thanked the whole Ghanaians for their overwhelming support during the Tokyo Olympic Games even though they didn’t leave up to expectations.”

Meanwhile, the 23-year was part of the Ghana 4*100m relay team that made history by qualifying to the final. They broke the national 4*100m record in their heat but during the final race, they were disqualified due to a technical error in the baton change.

Ghana has never won any medal in the Olympic Games when it comes the track and field. The only medal was won by Martha Bissah in the Youth Olympic Games in the women’s 800m.

Ghana’s 4*100m relay team was one of the youngest teams ever to compete at the Olympic relay final.

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