Finance Minister, Kennedy Ofori-Atta had high praise for Ghana’s 4x100m men’s relay team following their fifth-place finish at the just-ended World Athletics Championships in Oregon.
Ken Ofori-Atta, while reading the mid-year budget review in parliament noted that government was grateful to the team for making Ghana proud.
“Mr Speaker, Government wishes to congratulate the Ghana Men’s 4×100 Metres Relay quartet for their outstanding performance in taking the fifth position in the final at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon last Saturday.
“They did so by setting a new national record of 38.07 seconds. To Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Joseph Oduro Manu and Joseph Paul Amoah, a grateful country says ayekoo!,” he said.
The history-making quartet of Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Joseph Oduro Manu and Joseph Paul Amoah, produced a national record of 38.07 seconds in the finals of the men’s 4×100 relay.
The team’s time of 38.07 seconds on the tracks in Oregon, USA shattered the National Record set by the same team at the Tokyo Olympic Games last year which was 38.08 seconds.
Ghana’s 4×100 men’s relay team will turn their attention to the Commonwealth Games which will take place from July 28, 2022, to August 8, 2022.