IAAF 2019: Ghana’s Joseph Paul Amoah misses out on semis after placing 6th in 100metres heat

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Ghana’s hope in the Men’s 100metres event at the IAAF Championship in Doha have been dashed after Joseph Paul Amoah finished sixth in heat 3.

Amoah got a good start but eventually slumbered midway in the race to allow his competitors catch up.

The 22-year-old who headed into the race with a personal best of 10.01s managed to cross the line with a time of 10.36s.

Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes won the heat with Raymond Ekevwo and Emmanuel Matadi of Nigeria and Liberia picking the second and third spots respectively.

The 2019 African Games 4x100metres Gold medalist thus misses out on a place in the semi-finals which takes place on Saturday.

He will now shift his focus to the Men’s 4×100 relay event which also features the likes of Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati and Martin Owusu-Antwi.

Joseph Paul Amoah who qualified to compete in both the 100 and 200metres at this year’s World Athletics Championship opted for only the 100metres event hence will not be participating in the 200metres.


By Frank Darkwah

Ghana Sports Online

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