Ghanaian sprinter – Benjamin Azamati-Kwaku will go toe-to-toe with the second fastest man ever [together with Tyson Gay] – Yohan Blake in the preliminary round of the men’s 100m race at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
Ranked No. 58 in the world, Azamati-Kwaku is Ghana’s all-time fastest man in the 100m race having ran 9.97 seconds on March 26, 2021 to break Leo Myles Mills’ 9.98 seconds in 1998.
The 23-year-old was part of Ghana’s quartet [Benjamin Azamati-Kwaku, Paul Joseph Amoah, Sean Sarfo Antwi, and Joseph Oduro Manu] that put up a sizzling performance at the 2021 World Athletics Relays in Poland, running 38.78 seconds.
Below is the start list of the men’s 100m heat 7:
Rohan Browning – Australia [Lane 1]
Kojo Musah – Denmark [Lane 2]
Chijindu Ujah – Great Britain [Lane 3]
Jan Volko – Slovakia [Lane 4]
Yohan Blake – Jamaica [Lane 5]
Benjamin Kwaku-Azamati – Ghana [Lane 6]
Do Nascimento Rodrigo – Brazil [Lane 7]
Mario Burke – Barbados [Lane 8]
Romero Yeykell Eliuth – Nicaragua [Lane 9]