Joseph Paul Amoah, an athlete from Ghana, was unable to get past the quarterfinals of the 200-meter event at the current 2023 World Athletics Championships.
With a time of 20.56 seconds, the 26-year-old came in fifth place in the quarterfinals but was unable to advance to the competition’s next stage.
Amoah, who started in lane 6 of the fiercely competitive race, was unable to prevail over Erriyon Knighton, gold medalist from the Tokyo Olympics Andre DeGrasse, Sinesipho Dambile, and Filippo Tortu, who all finished ahead of him.
The news reaching us at 1Family Radio is that the sprinter who led his rivals after the curve seemed to lose energy quickly, which he explains was brought on by an unexpected toe injury he suffered in the closing stages of the race.
The former national champion, whose record had been beaten by James Dadzie earlier this year, entered the competition with a season-best time of 20.43 in the hopes of setting an improved record considering his prior performances.
The outcome of the race suggests that, as a result of Dadzie’s withdrawal due to injury, Ghana’s expectations in the 200 meters are utterly dashed.
Ghana is expected to focus more on the relays in terms of track events in light of the poor results.