World Athletics Championships: Finance Minister congratulates Ghana’s 4x100m men’s relay team for breaking national record
Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has congratulated Ghana’s 4x100m men’s relay team for breaking the national record at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.
The quartet of Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Joseph Oduro Manu, and Joseph Paul Amoah finished fifth in the final of the 4x100m relay event on Sunday, however they ended up setting a new national record of 38.07s.
On Saturday, Ghana progressed to a fourth relays final in the last three years with a 38.58s run and were hoping to secure a medal when they took to the field in the early hours of Sunday, July 24.
However, the run could only ensure that they finished behind eventual winners Canada, silver-medalists United States, bronze-finishers Great Britain and fourth-placed Jamaica.
“Government wishes to congratulate Ghana men’s 4x100m relay quartet for their outstanding performance in taking the 5th position in the final at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon last Saturday, ” Ofori-Attah said.
“They did so by setting a new national record of 38.07s. To Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Joseph Oduro Manu, and Joseph Paul Amoah, a grateful country says Ayekoo”.
The 4x100m final event rounded-off Ghana’s participation in the World Championships and the West African country will be coming home without any medal after Deborah Acquah also missed out on a place in the women’s long jump finals.