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.
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.
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.
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
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