Ghana is preparing for a big test at the relay championships

The Ghanaian men’s 4×100 meters relay team

The Ghanaian 4×100 meter relay team has a chance of securing a place at the 2024 Olympic Games through the 2024 World Relays in the Bahamas.

The team is led by star runners Benjamin Azamati, who recently joined the team after recovering from injury, and Joseph Paul Amoah. The two have played a central role in the success of the Ghanaian relay team over the past five years.

Their recent medal was the silver medal they won at the African Games in Accra earlier this year. Their time of 38.43 seconds at the Games put them in the top 15 countries in the world.

Buoyed by the addition of youngsters, Isaac Botsio and Ibrahim Fuseini, The Bahamas Relay now gives them the chance to secure a place in Paris in July. Botsio has run the world leading 100m time this year in a time of 9.90 seconds and the confidence that comes from this performance is what he wants to show on the tracks when it comes race time.

The format of the World Relay Championships is that qualifying for the final there means qualifying for the Olympic Games. So the relay team will have everything to do when they take to the track in the Caribbean country.

Ghana’s season best of 38.43 seconds was only matched or surpassed by four countries in the relay championship: the US who are in Ghana’s Heat, Australia, the Netherlands and Nigeria.

Ghana is in heat 1 and will face competition from Champions USA, Italy, the Bahamas, the host nation, and Brazil.

A top two finish in the heat will secure Olympic qualification for Ghana.