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I’ll compete well in the following event – Ghanaians are assured by Benjamin Azamati.

I'll compete well in the following event - Ghanaians are assured by Benjamin Azamati.

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After failing to qualify for the semifinals of the 100-meter event at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, national 100-meter record holder Benjamin Azamati has vowed to improve on his performance in the following competitions.

In the early hours of Saturday, the Ghanaian sprinter placed fourth in his heat, trailing only Christian Coleman, Andre de Grasse, and Erik Cardoso.

Azamati, who had won gold in Paris, was expected to advance further in the championships in Oregon. However, a sluggish start to the race forced him to catch up to the rest of the field, and the consequence was his 10.18-second performance, which placed him fourth in heat 6.

 

Azamati remarked after the race that he hopes to improve in the following contest despite missing out on the chance to take home a medal in the 100-meter event at the World Championships.

“It’s quite depressing. It didn’t go as planned, but I had strong intentions going into the competition to be able to advance and perhaps win something for my nation,” he said.

“I believe that my body has other tasks to complete, but I may simply have to take today’s events as lessons.” I still have to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, so I think I’ll reflect on today’s performance, learn from it, and improve going forward.

Azamati stated that he is hoping to work closely with his colleagues to attain the best results and thanked Ghanaians for their other support, noting that his next race won’t be until the 4100.

“With the rest of my teammates, it will just be handoffs. Our goal is to make it to the final, after which we will consider a medal. We wish to make our barton adjustment right now. We shall investigate our options,” he added.

“I want to tell that I sense their love and support for me. We still have the Commonwealth Games to compete in, and I pledge to do well in the following event, so we can’t give up now.

After placing sixth in heat 7, Joseph Paul Amoah was unable to advance to the 100-meter semifinals as well.

 

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