He has explained why he dropped 100m and go for the 200 m and the 4x100m.
Despite qualifying for the men’s 100m event having ran of 10.01 seconds at the 2019 NCAA Division I Championships, the 24-year-old sprinter has decided not to run in the 100m at the Summer Olympics in Japan.
“Would be running only the 200m and 4×100 at the Olympics Folded hands,” Joseph Paul Amoah said on his social media page on Tuesday, June 6, 2021.
The sprinter explained why he opted to compete in the 200m and the 4x100m relays during a zoom meeting organized by the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA).
According to Joseph Paul Amoah he did not take the decision in isolation, but with consultation from the coaching staff as well as the technical committee of the GAA.
Professor Francis Dodoo, President of GAA explained that attempting the run both events withing a limited space of time could be a recipe for disaster because it could cause injuries to an athlete so Joseph Amoah has taken the right decision.
Joseph Paul Amoah is a expert in the 200 metres having ran 20.08 seconds at the 2019 NCAA Division I Championships, beating the national record over the distance previously held by three-time Olympian Emmanuel Tuffour by 0.07 seconds.
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