Tokyo Olympics : Benjamin Azamati Qualifies For The 200m Event


Ghanaian sprinter Benjamin Azamati booked a ticket to the 2020 Olympic Games 200m after running a time of 20.13s at the just ended Lone star Conference (LSC) Outdoor track and field championships in Texas, USA

Azamati who has already qualified for the 100m and 4×100 m events at the upcoming Olympics took down a long standing record in the NCAA division II set by Bryan Bridgewater (20.15s) in 1992 when he took to tracks to compete for West Texas A&M in the LSC championship.

His 20.13s in 200m won gold, set a new LSC championship record, passed for the best ever time in the division and secures him a Tokyo 2020 200 meters ticket if he decides to participate.


The 2020 Olympics qualifying time set for sprinters is 20.24s and the former University of Ghana Star recorded a time 0.11s better.

Also at the Lone Star Conference championships this weekend, Azamati broke the 100m record with a time 10.03s in the heats and subsequently run 10.07s to win gold for West Texas A&M University

The national 100m record holder as it stands will be participating in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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