Ghana have progressed to the finals of the men’s 4x100m relays after finishing 5th in their heat on Thursday morning.
Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Emmanuel Yeboah, and Joseph Paul Amoah run a time of 38.08s as they slashed 0.04s off the previous record which stood at 38.12s, set at the 1997 World Championships in Greece by the quartet of Abu Duah, Eric Nkansah, Aziz Zakari, and Emmanuel Tuffour.
China won Heat 2, while Italy, with 100m champion Marcell Jacobs finished 2nd. 200m champion, Andre De Grasse helped Canada to a 3rd place finish to secure the automatic places.
Germany, who finished 4th, also booked their ticket along with 5th placed Ghana.
The men’s 4x100m final is scheduled for 13:50GMT on Friday.