Azamati breaks 22-year Old National 100m Record and qualifies for Tokyo 2021 Olympics.
Benjamin Azamati has smashed Leo Myles-Mills’ 22-year old national 100m record with 9.97s(1.5 m/s) clocking at Texas Relays, Austin USA today.
The Western Texas sprinter is the first man to break 10 secs this season (legal conditions), as he stormed to an early WL and a NR of 9.97 in heat 8 (1.5). The Olympic qualifying mark is 10.05s.
Meanwhile, Leo, who set the national best on 5th June 1999, has confirmed receiving a text confirming the extra ordinary achievement of his young protégé.
Azamati is a former student of the University of Ghana Legion and Presbyterian Boys Secondary School (PRESEC).
He has won many honours and was in line to be named Best Athlete for 2020,2021.