Benjamin Azamati , Biography
Benjamin Azamati born ( January 14, 1998 ) is a Ghanaian athlete who recently broke Leo Myles-Mills’ long-standing Ghana national record in the 100m and booked a place at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo with a smashing 9.97s (1.5m/s) run in Heat 8 of Texas Relays on 26th March 2020.
Date of Birth
January 14, 1998
Benjamin Azamati, a former student of University of Ghana (UG) read Bachelor of Science in Marine Science.
He received a scholarship from WTAMU to continue his undergraduate studies. He left Ghana after the 2020 GUSA Games hosted by UG in January.
While at the University of Ghana, Legon, Azamati beat the then 100 meters defending champion to win gold.
That gave him a nod into the school team where he represented the university in local competitions such as the Ghana Universities Games where he won two consecutive gold medals and currently holds the 100 meters record.
For international competitions, he also represented University of Ghana, Legon at the West African Universities’ Games in Nigeria, as well as in the maiden edition of the African universities’ Olympic Games in Egypt where he won gold and holds the existing 100 meters record.
He got ushered into the Ghanaian track and field National team due to his consistency in performance.
Being in the Ghanaian Track and Field National team gave him the chance to complete certain national assignments: The World Universities Games in Napoli Italy, The West African Zone Two Athletics Competition in Niger, the Grand Prix in Burkina Faso, the African Games in Rabat Morocco where he won a gold medal with the rest of the 4X100 quartet and the 2019 IAAF Championship in Qatar where the same quartet represented Africa.
Fast forward into the Spring of 2020, Azamati gained admission into the WTAMU where he gracefully combines a demanding major with track and field.
While at WTAMU, the sprinter describes his transition from his previous university to WT as one that was amazing and something he was actually looking forward to; he has been well received by both his coach and teammates.