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

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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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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