Sprinters Sean Safo-Antwi, Benjamin Azamati, Emmanuel Yeboah, and Joseph Paul Amoah represented Ghana. In the process, the quartet established a new national record by finishing the race in 38.08 seconds.
The previous national mark of 38.12 seconds was established in 1997 by the foursome of Abu Duah, Eric Nkansah, Aziz Zakari, and Emmanuel Tuffour at the World Championships in Greece.
Team Ghana’s accomplishment is made all the more amazing by the fact that they finished ahead of one of the favorites, Team USA.
They did not get automatic qualifying to the final, but their performance qualified them as one of the best outsides of the automatic berths.
China took first place in the heat, with Italy, Canada, and Germany finishing second, third, and fourth.
“We put in a lot of effort for moments like this. “The finals are going to be different,” Joseph Amoah tweeted following the race.
The men’s 4x100m relay team will be looking to capture Ghana’s second medal at the Tokyo Olympics after boxer Samuel Takyi broke the country’s 29-year medal drought by annexing a gold medal.
Meanwhile, Team Ghana will compete in lane 2 against Germany, Canada, Jamaica, the United Kingdom, China, Italy, and Japan in the final, which is set to begin at 3:50 p.m. GMT on Friday.