2020 GUSA Games: Azamati excited to win gold in 100m race

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Benjamin Azamati

Benjamin Kwaku Azamati of the University of Ghana says he is excited to have won gold in the 100m event in the ongoing GUSA Games at the University of Ghana, Legon.

Azamati, 21, recorded a time of 10.61secs to beat his teammate in the Ghana Athletics team, Edwin Gadayi of the University Of Cape Coast (UCC) who clocked a time of 10.64 seconds.

Edwin Gadayi of University of Cape Coast (10.64 seconds) and University of Education, Winneba's Fuseini Ibrahim (10.67 seconds) won silver and bronze respectively.

"I feel so good. looking at the fact that I had to deal with the crowd and my competitors, I feel good for winning the race. I feel happy," Azamati said.

He continued: “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.”

He was part of Ghana's 4X100m men's team that won gold at the African Games in Morocco and participated at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

In the female division of the 100m event, Kate Agyeman of the University of Development Studies (UDS) beat top runners from UCC, including Ali Latifa and Janet Mensah to emerge the winner.

She competed for the race in a time of 11.86 seconds to clinch gold for her school.