Ghana’s men’s 4x100m relay team qualified for the finals of the men’s 4x100m relays after performing well in their heat.
The quartet of Joseph Paul Amoah, Benjamin Azamati, Sean Safo-Antwi and Emmanuel Yeboah finished 5th in Heat 2 with a new national record time of 38.08s.
The quartet, despite placing 5th, qualified for the finals as one of the fastest losers.
Ghana’s quartet ran in Heat 2 of the men’s 4x100m relay against 6 other nations including Germany, Canada, Denmark, that had sprinters of Ghanaian descent representing them.
The sprinters of Ghanaian descent who represented these nations are Bismark Boateng (Canada), Lucas Ansah-Preprah (Germany), Owen Ansah (Germany) and Kojo Musah (Denmark).
Here’s all you need to know about them:
Bismark Boateng (Canada)
Bismark Boateng was born in Accra, Ghana, on born March 15, 1992; and moved to Canada at the age of 14 for better opportunities.
He started off as a footballer but decided to switch to track and field after watching the 2012 Canadian Olympic trials. Boateng started running competitively in 2013.
He is a two-time 100-metre medallist at the Canadian Track and Field Championships.
Bismark graduated from York University in 2018 with a degree in Kinesiology and would like to be a sports psychologist.
Lucas Ansah-Peprah (Germany)
Lucas Ansah-Peprah was born on January 16, 2000, in Stuttgart, Germany.
Growing up, he played football but was encouraged to try athletics by his physical education teacher at school.
His last victories are the men’s 4×100 m relay in the European Team Championships 2021 and the men’s 4×200 m relay in the World Relay Championships 2021. He competes in 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and 4x200m relay, and hopes to compete in the Olympic Games again in 2024 and 2028.
Owen Ansah (Germany)
Owen Ansah was born on November 28, 2000, in Hamburg, Germany. He competes in 6om, 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay; and trains six times a week.
Owen also loves tattoos. He has tattoos on both his back and calf.
“On my back I have, ‘I have a dream’. This motivates me to pursue my goals and fulfil my dreams. Should it work out with the Olympic Games, I would have the rings tattooed underneath and the years in which I run there. On my calf I have a wing, because I am fast,” he told leichtathletik.de.
Kojo Musah (Denmark)
Kojo Musah was born on April 15, 1996, a Ghanaian father and a Danish mother.
Prior to competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, he represented Denmark at the 2021 European Indoor Championships finishing eighth in the final.
His last victories are the men’s 100 m in the Karlstad GP 2021 and the men’s 100m – race 1 in the Kladno Hází A Kladenské Memoriály 2021. He competes in 100m, 200m, 60m, 4x100m relay and 4x200m relay. He hopes to run the 100m in under 10 seconds.
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