Ghanaian athlete Sean Safo-Antwi has tweeted his excitement after clocking final spot in the men’s 4x100m relay with a national record in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The quartet of Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Emmanuel Yeboah and Joseph Paul Amoah, finished 5th in a very fast heat with a time of 38.08s to secure a spot in the finals with a blistering run in their heat that booked the quartet a new national record in the event.
But despite their 5th place finish, their time was fast enough to secure them a place in Friday’s final.
“M’ani agye paa! We Team Ghana has Qualified for Final of the 4x100m Relay! This hasn’t been done since 1996! Let that sink in! We also ran a Ghana National Record, Today History was made! We go again tomorrow at: 1:50pm 1:50pm 22:50pm”
The Olympic debutants slashed 0.04s off the previous record which stood at 38.12s, set at the 1997 World Championships in Greece by the quartet of Abu Duah, Eric Nkansah, Aziz Zakari and Emmanuel Tuffour.