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Benjamin Azamati to compete with 200m Olympic champion Andre de Grasse in Oslo

Ghana’s fastest runner, Benjamin Azamati will have an opportunity to compete with some of the world’s fastest runners after earning a chance to run in this year’s World Athletics diamond league in Oslo.

Azamati will go up against some of the world’s heavyweights including Olympic gold medalist, Andre de Grasse and South Africa’s Akani Simbine on Thursday, June 16.

Azamati was billed to face Olympic Champion Marcell Jacobs but the Italian withdrew at the ninth hour because of an injury.

Azamati is the first Ghanaian to feature at the Bislett games since Leo Myles Mills, Eric Nkansah Andrew Owusu and Aziz Zakari did (between 1998 & 2005) and made the Golden league final.

The current 100m record holder will look to impress in the diamond league.

Britain’s Prescod Reece and Rohan Browning from Australia will also participate.

Azamati, who has run a personal best of 9.90s this year, will use the games as a preparation tournament ahead of the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Credit: Joy Online

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