"Its quite disappointing" - Benjamin Azamati

Benjamin Azamati wins 100m at Paris Diamond League – Video

Ghana’s 100m record holder, Benjamin Azamati has won the 100m in just his second Diamond League meeting in Paris.

Benjamin, who finished fourth in the Oslo Diamond League meeting days ago, run a time of 10.25 seconds to win his first-ever Diamond League race at the Stade Charlety despite difficult weather conditions.

It is certainly a double joy for Azamati who has just been signed by ASICS for the next 2 and half years.

The athlete, now the face of AISCS Global Sprints, gave his competitors more to think about in the future with this latest performance.

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It was hot in Paris as athletes had to run into a headwind of -1.6.

Despite stumbling at the very start of the race, Benjamin managed to get over the line.

His teammate and countryman compatriot, Sean Safo-Antwi also finished in sixth with a time of 10.45 seconds.

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The Diamond League meetings are part of preparations for the upcoming World Athletics Championship in Oregon, United States, and Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Great Britain.

Benjamin Azamati wins gold at Paris Diamond League – Video.

100m Results

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
6 SAFO-ANTWI Sean, GHA – 10.45
7 TAFTIAN Hassan, IRI -10.52 SB
8 ERIUS Jeff, FRA – 10.62

200m Results 

1 ADAMS Luxolo, RSA – 19.82 PB
2 OGANDO Alexander, DOM – 20.03 NR PB
3 FALL Mouhamadou, FRA – 20.26 PB
4 De GRASSE Andre, CAN – 20.38 SB
5 GOLITIN Amaury, FRA – 20.52(.513)
6 DESALU Eseosa Fostine, ITA – 20.52(.517) SB
7 MARTÍNEZ Yancarlos, DOM – 20.61
8 AZAMATI Benjamin, GHA – 20.77

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. 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 the 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 "Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple road and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support the race organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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