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10.06.2020 Athletics

Benjamin Azamati Joins Exodus Band Wagon

By Sammy Heywood Okine
Benjamin Azamati Joins Exodus Band Wagon
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Benjamin Azamati-Kwaku, a Ghanaian sprinter is currently in West Texas A&M University.

Azamati won the 2020 Student-Athlete of the year for the Bucky Awards at the West Texas A&M University.

He also won the award for Male Freshman of the year.

Speaking on GTV Sports Plus via zoom to caution Ghanaians on the Covid-19 pandemic, he said it has not been easy as he was planning to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games, then the coronavirus set in.

He warned that the disease is real, so people should abide by the safety and health protocols.

According to the African Games gold medalist in the 100x4 relay, he has been in the USA for the past five months and he is enjoying the training, but lack motivation and inspiration due to social distancing and not many athletes reporting for training, due to the postponement of the Olympic Games.

His personal best of 10.32 was established during the 2019 Summer Universiade – Men's 100 metres, Azamati was born on 14 January 1998 to John and Faustina Azamati in Akim Oda, Ghana.

The former University of Ghana top athlete won the GNPC Ghana Fastest Human in 2019 and many Ghanaians are looking up to him to shine at the next African Games.

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