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03.08.2021 Athletics

2020 Tokyo Olympic: Sprinter Joseph Paul Amoah fails to make 200m final after finishing 4th in semi

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
2020 Tokyo Olympic: Sprinter Joseph Paul Amoah fails to make 200m final after finishing 4th in semi
LISTEN AUG 3, 2021

Ghanaian sprinter, Joseph Paul Amoah has failed to make it to the final after finishing 4th in Men’s semifinals in the 200m at the Tokyo Olympics.

The 24-year-old smashed the national record again, finishing with a Season’s Best time of 20.27s, placing 4th in his semi-finals heat.

He crossed the line behind USA’s Erriyon Knighton, Rasheed Dwyer of Jamaica, and fellow African, Divine Oduduru from Nigeria.

Amoah clearly struggled to cope with the pace of the leading pack and came out of the bend slightly behind everyone else but had a blistering finish to set another national record.

He earlier qualified for the semi-finals of the men’s 200 m after finishing 3rd in heat 7 of the half-lap event at the Tokyo Olympics.

Amoah crossed the finish line in 20.35s, behind USA’s Noah Lyles and eSwatini’s S. Masenjwa, who finished first and 2nd respectively.

Ghana will now hope to win something in the 4×100 where Amoah will team up with Azamatti and others on August 5, 2021, at 2:30am.

Already, youngster Samuel Takyi was confirmed as a bronze medallist on Tuesday morning despite losing his semifinals bout in the Men’s Featherweight Division of boxing to American Duke Regan.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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