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I Knew Nothing About Athletics When I Was A Kid – Benjamin Azamati

The Ghana Record Holder in the 100 metres dash has disclosed that he didn’t know anything like athletics do exist when he was a kid. The only sport that was familiar was football. Olympian Benjamin Azamati has become one of the main topics of discussion worldwide after he broke the national record.

We all taught  Azamati started athletics as a kid but that is not the case. He had an exclusive social media discussion about the upcoming Junior Olympics Championships.

According to him if we introduce athletics to the kids early, Ghana will be producing a lot of champions in the coming years. Some of the reasons why Legon Creative Sports is organising this kind of competition for the kids.

“I was a footballer, if I knew Athletics earlier by this time, I would be running faster than 9.97 seconds. This is some of the reasons we have to introduce Athletics to the kids early”, said Olympian Benjamin Azamati.

He further stated that we must make sure the kids are in love with athletics at a young age. If we introduce athletics to them early, they will grow with it like here in the United States.

We need to let the kids fall in love with Athletics early. The kids may have the chance to interact and talk with me as we are doing now. After I will advise them as well before the closing ceremony of the championship” he added.

By Athleticshour

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

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