Joseph Paul Amoah qualifies for 200m finals at Commonwealth Games 2022

Tokyo 2020: Joseph Paul Amoah In Heat 1 Men’s 200m Semi-Finalist

Joseph Paul Amoah made history this morning in Tokyo Olympic Games by becoming the first Ghanaian track and field athlete to qualify to the semi-final round.

After running a season-best time in 20.35 seconds in one of the toughest heats. Joseph Paul Amoah has now been paired with some of the experienced 200m of all time.

Six of the athletes have personal bests of under 20 seconds. The task for Joseph is that he must run under 20 seconds to get an automatic qualification from his heat. The Coppin State University graduate is expected to qualify for the final of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Tokyo 2020: Joseph Paul Amoah in heat 1 men’s 200m semi-finalist.


Can Joseph Paul Amoah break his own national record this time? The starting time is 11:00 GMT.

Below is the full list of the 200m heat 1

  1. Zhenya Xie from China with a personal best of 19.88 and a season-best of 20.34
  2. Anaso Jobodwana from South Africa with a personal best of 19.87 and a season-best of 20.72
  3. Erriyon Knighton from the United States of America with a personal best of 19.84 and a season-best of 19.84
  4. Femi Ogunode from Qatar with a personal best of 19.97 and a season-best of 20.16
  5. Rasheed Dwyer from Jamaica with a personal best of 19.80 and a season-best of 20.17
  6. Divine Oduduru from Nigeria with a personal best of 19.73 and a season-best of 19.88
  7. Eseosa Fostine Desalu from Italy with a personal best of 20.13 and a season-best of 20.29
  8. Joseph Paul Amoah from Ghana with a personal best of 20.08 and a season-best of 20.35

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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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