Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Benjamin Azamati misses out on men’s 100m semis

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Ghanaian sprinter, Benjamin Azamati has failed to qualify to the semi-finals of the men’s 100m at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Azamati started the race strongly but narrowly missed the third automatic slot after finishing 4th in Heat 7 with 10.13s on Saturday.

Australian sprinter, Rohan Browning finished first in the heat with 10.01 seconds, followed by Jamaica’s Yohan Blake (10.06 seconds) and Great Britain’s Chijindu Ujah (10.08 seconds).

Only the first three runners in each heat and the three fastest losers in other heats qualified for the semi-finals.

Earlier, boxer Sulemanu Tetteh, and weightlifter Christian Amoah exited the Games, joining boxer Samir Shakul, swimmers Abeiku Jackson and Unilez Takyi, triple jumper Nadia Eke, and judoka Kwadjo Anani.

The next Ghanaian sprinter to be in action is Joseph Paul Amoah, who will compete in the men’s 200m race on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

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