Olympics: Ghana’s 4x100m team disqualified in final for baton change violation [VIDEO]


Ghana’s 4x100m team was disqualified in the men’s final, with Italy pulling off another stunning run to clinch gold, Citi Sports reports.

The quartet of Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Emmanuel Yeboah and Joseph Paul Amoah, finished 7th in a very fast final with a time of 38.40s but eventually got were disqualified for an offence on the last changeover.

Ghanaians rallied behind their sprinters and had great hope of achieving the impossible, but that was all it was, impossible.

Sean Safo-Antwi started the race and was relatively slower than he was in the heat and that followed through with all the other sprinters who had to play catch up with the rest of the pack.

However, Benjamin Azamati recovered well and gave it to Emmanuel Yeboah who handed the baton to Joseph Paul Amoah for the anchor leg.

Joe Paul completed the race but Team Ghana was eventually disqualified because the final switchover happened outside the legal zone.

Italy, with the individual 100m champion Marcell Jacobs finished first, followed by Team Great Britain, while 200m champions, Andre De Grasse powered Canada to a 3rd place spot.

Jamaica finished 5th behind China who made it to fourth followed by Germany and Japan, who did not finish the race.

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Source: ghbase.com 

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