Ghana Athletics timetable at Tokyo Olympic Games
The Ghana Olympic Track and Field Team is made of seven athletes. All seven athletes will compete in three different disciplines. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is the most awaited event in the history of our sports. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics was initially scheduled in 2020 “Tokyo 2020” but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed to 2021.
About 90 percent of the Japanese population proposed that the event be postponed again or be totally canceled due to the insurgence of the coronavirus pandemic. The Japanese Government and the Tokyo Local Organising Committee (TLOC) met on several occasions to assure and convince the government and the people of Japan that the games will be under strict protocols. Through that initiative, the proposed 10,000 supporters have also declined again. This time the games would be done under closed doors only the team officials and coaches will be present at the stadium. A lot of changes were made after several consultations with their health experts. Ghana Athletics timetable at Tokyo Olympic Games.
In the triple jump is Nadia Eke, the current Ghana Triple Jump Record Holder. Find her records and more about her here. Nadia will be competing on Friday, July 30, 2021, at exactly 10:05 am. The track and field competitions will be held at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium where the opening ceremony was held. She is the first track and field athlete to start the Olympic journey. Nadia will compete in the preliminary round and aim to qualify for the next stage. Her time is favorable for most of the Ghanaians to watch her set the Tokyo Olympic Stadium ablaze.
From there we move to the men’s 100m preliminary round. We will see Benjamin Azamati our 100m record holder in the heats. Benjamin will compete on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. The time scheduled for this race is early dawn in Ghana time. The time frame will be from 2:35 am – 2:59 am prompt. Benjamin Azamati is going to this event as a pre-race finalist and eventually a medalist contender. He has won all his 2021 races in the 60m, 100m, and 200m respectively. Arguably he is the informed athlete in team Ghana currently.
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The first athlete in Ghana to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games was Joseph Paul Amoah. He qualified in the 200m dash and also broke the Ghana National Record as well. He has been on form for the past 5 years and he is very difficult to beat in a race. Joseph will start his Olympic tour on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at the same Tokyo Olympic Stadium. The time for the men’s 200m preliminary round will commence at 2:05 am – 2:53 am in Ghana time. Remember he also qualifies for the 100m but he opted that event out to concentrate on the 200m and the 4×100m.
One of the races that everyone is looking forward to is the men’s 4×100m relay. It will be very hot from the preliminary rounds to the finals. This time they will select the best 8 times to compete in the finals so every team has to deliver his best in the preliminary rounds if you do not you are going home. The Ghanaian team is capable of doing that per what they displayed at the World Athletics Relay Championship in Silesia, Poland. Team Ghana selected the best 6 sprinters in the country of which 2 of them will be as reserve athletes. The team includes the two-time Olympian Sean Safo Antwi, the 100m record holder Benjamin Azamati, the 200m record holder Joseph Paul Amoah, the Coppin State University sensation Joseph Oduro Manu, the NCAA first-team all-American Emmanuel Yeboah, and the fastest man in Ghana Sarfo Ansah. These athletes are all world-class and always deliver to the fullest in any competition. We are looking forward to all four athletes running sub 10 seconds in the preliminary round.
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They are our heroes and we wish them all the best in their competitions. They are already champions and as we look at their ages they have about 10 to 15 more years to compete in races. Being in the Olympics for the first time brings a lot of pressure on the athletes. But Athletics hour can confirm that these athletes will set the stadium ablaze with a lot of surprises. After that their names will be written in the record books forever.
Although Ghana has never won an Olympic medal in the senior event when it comes to the track and field event. The only athlete to have done that is Martha Bissah in the Youth Olympic Games. She won gold in the women’s 800m at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
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