Benjamin Azamati calls for patience from Ghanaians as he eyes Olympic Qualification

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Ghana’s National 100m record holder, Benjamin Azamati, has called for patience from Ghanaians after his disappointing showing in the 100m final at the African games, as he aims to secure a qualification berth to the summer’s Olympic Games.

Azamati, who was a massive favorite to win gold in the men’s 100m final, disappointingly finished outside the podium places after finishing 5th in a time of 10.45s.

The time clocked by Ghana’s fastest man was short of the time required to feature in the Olympic Games, which takes place in Paris later this year – 10.00’s

Azamati, who suffered a groin injury that left him out of the 2023 world Athletics championships in Budapest, never seemed to hit his top levels at the just ended games.

In an exclusive interview with Univers sports, Benjamin Azamati called for calmness and outlined how he aspires to participate at the Olympic Games.

It’s just about Patience and having trust in the athletes. I’ll urge Ghanaians to keep going and just have patience, our time is coming – He said.


There are quiet some few numbers of competitions I’ll have to run in to still make time for the Olympics games, so that’s what I’m looking forward to. I’ll get back to the US this week, keep training, and hoping forward to qualify for the Olympic Games and represent Ghana. He added

Nonetheless, Benjamin Azamati recovered from the 100m final setback and ran the second leg for Ghana’s 4x100m relay quartet that managed to earn a silver medal at the just ended games, finishing in a time of 38.43s behind eventual gold medalist, Nigeria.

The Olympic Games commences on Friday, July 26, 2024 in the French capital of Paris.


Story by: Andrews Sefa Bamfo |

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