Injuries stopped Ghana from their race in the men’s 4x100m relay at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia, officials have explained.
Scheduled to run in lane 6 of the very first heat at the Carrara Stadium Friday, the Ghana team did not show up together with Antigua & Barbuda as well as fellow Africans Kenya’s relay team.
According to Bawa Fuseini, an official with the Ghana athletics team, they had to withdraw from the event due to injuries to two sprinters – Sean Safo-Antwi and Martin Owusu-Antwi.
“The Ghana men’s 4x100m relay team withdrew from the race yesterday when doctors declared two of our top sprinters (Sean Safo-Antwi and Martin Owusu-Antwi) medically unfit to compete. Sean got injured during his heat in the men’s 100m while Martin also pulled hamstring during his 200m semifinals race.
“So two out of the four sprinters cannot obviously run relay. The team did not to fail to turn up but for the injuries they would have competed,” Bawa is quoted as saying.
Ghana officially entered the likes of Atsu NYAMADI, Emmanuel DASOR (pulled out injured before Games) Joseph AMOAH, Martin OWUSU-ANTWI, Sarfo ANSAH and Sean SAFO-ANTWI to form their men’s 4x100m relay team.
Meanwhile, the women’s 4x100m relay team will be in action in the final at 4:57am on Saturday. Gemma ACHEAMPONG, Janet AMPONSAH, Halutie HOR, Rafiatu NUHU, Akua OBENG-AKROFI and Flings OWUSU AGYAPONG are the six sprinters Ghana entered for this event at the Commonwealth Games.