Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Ghana’s 4x100m team finishes 7th in final but disqualified

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Ghana’s 4x100m team finished 7th but was disqualified for a lane violation in the final of the men’s relay at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Friday.

Ghana finished in a time of 38.40s but eventually got disqualified for an offence on the last changeover.

The quartet of Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati-Kwaku, Emmanuel Kwaku, and Joseph Paul Amoah were unable to match their time from the semi-final when they set a national record. 

The gold was won by Italy just ahead of Great Britain in second and Canada third with hosts Japan failing to get the baton round and not finishing the race.

It was the final event for Team Ghana in Tokyo. The athletes will return home with bronze, Ghana’s first medal at the Olympics in 29 years and was secured by 20-year-old boxer Samuel Takyi.

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