Tokyo 2020: Joseph Paul Amoah Secures Semi-Final Slot Men’s 200m

Tokyo 2020: Joseph Paul Amoah Secures Semi-Final Slot Men’s 200m

The Ghanaian record holder, Joseph Paul Amoah has qualified to the next stage of the men’s 200m semi-final. Joseph was in heat 7 and he managed to book a spot in the semis.

Joseph crossed the line in 20.35 seconds which is a new season-best for him. The reigning world champion Noah Lyles from the United States finished first in 20.18 seconds and eSwatini’s Sibusiso Masenjwa also finished second with a new National Record (NR) in 20.34 seconds and Joseph in the third place in 20.35 seconds with a new season-best. Tokyo 2020: Joseph Paul Amoah secures semi-final slot men’s 200m.

The qualification standard is that the first three (3) athletes qualify automatically to the next stage. The Coppin State University graduate debuted in his first Olympic Games in the 200m event.

Joseph Paul Amoah will be in action late this morning to afternoon around 11:50 GMT for the semi-final round. Can he become the first Ghanaian to ever qualify in the final of the 200m event in any Olympic Games today?

The official results of the men’s 200m heat 7.

  1. Noah Lyles – 20.18
  2. Sibusiso Matsenjwa – 20.34 NR
  3. Joseph Paul Amoah – 20.35 SB
  4. Clarence Munyai – 20.49 SB
  5. Leon Reid – 20.53 SB
  6. Brendon Rodney – 20.60
  7. Julian Forte – 20.65
  8. Noureddine Hadid – 21.12

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