African Games 4 x 100m Gold Medalist Benjamin Azamati Wins 100m Gold at GUSA Games

Ben Azamati
Ben Azamati

21 year old Benjamin Azamati of the University of Ghana and Kate Agyeman claimed the 100-metres gold medals at the ongoing 2020 GUSA Games.

Ghana Fastest human competition champion for 2019, Azamati retained his title as he won last Wednesday’s final.

The Legon star ran a time of 10.61 seconds to beat his close rival, Edwin Gadayi of the University Of Cape Coast (UCC) who had a time of 10.64 seconds, while Fuseini Ibrahim (UEW) took the bronze in 10.67seconds.

Before the finals Azamati recorded a time of 10.55 seconds, beating Edwin Gadayi in heat 2, but could not better his time from last year’s GUSA Games where he beat his opponents with a time of 10.60 seconds in Cape Coast.

Speaking after the race, the champion said he was very happy with what he had done on the tracks.

“I feel so good. Looking at fact that I had to deal with the crowd and my competitors, I feel good for winning the race. I feel very happy.”

He added that he was focused on breaking the GUSA record and was disappointed he could not do that.

“Well, my coach and I have been looking at breaking the GUSA record so that was what was running through my mind.

I am not excited about the time. I thought it was around 10.2 seconds but I am content with the win.”

In the female division of the 100 metres, Kate Agyeman of the University of Development Studies (UDS) beat top runners from UCC, Ali Latifa and Janet Mensah to claim gold in a time of 11.86 seconds.

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