Asafa Powell, a renowned Jamaican sprinter, has expressed his admiration for Ghanaian sprinter Benjamin Azamati, praising his recent performances on the tracks. Powell believes that Azamati has the potential to win medals for Ghana at the World Athletic Championships in the future.
Azamati is a rising star in Ghana and Africa’s athletics scene, and he has achieved significant milestones in recent years. He has broken a 22-year-old national record, and his outstanding performances have earned him several accolades and awards.
The Ghanaian sprinter has broken the national 100m record twice, with a time of 9.97s and 9.90s, breaking Leo Myles Mills’ record of 9.98s in the process.
Speaking to the media, Powell acknowledged Azamati’s talent and praised his progress and refinement, noting that he has what it takes to win medals for Ghana. Powell also mentioned that Azamati’s training and attitude have played a significant role in his success.
“I don’t know Azamati personally, but I know of him,” Powell said. “He’s very talented, and you can see that for yourself. I’m sure he was running when he was in Ghana, but he wasn’t getting to that level, and then he left for the USA. All of a sudden, he’s running fast. So you can imagine [what will happen] if you had the same coaching and attitude here in Ghana, you would be making lots of stars.”
Powell also noted that once an athlete runs sub 10, they are ready to win a medal.
In the meantime, Azamati has kicked off the season in excellent form, running under 10 seconds once again with a time of 9.99 seconds at the Jo Meaker Classic.
Azamati’s progress and achievement in recent years have been impressive, and his potential to win medals for Ghana is undeniable. With the right support and coaching, Azamati could become one of Ghana’s greatest athletes of all time.
For the most part, Ghanaian sports enthusiasts are proud of Azamati’s achievements and will be keenly following his progress in future competitions.
Source: 3 News