Ghana’s women’s 4x100m relay team qualifies for World Championships

Ghana’s women’s 4x100m relay team have qualified for the World Athletics Championships in Doha later this year after they finished 7th in the finals of their event at the World Relay Championships in Yokohama, Japan on Sunday.

The team had Flings Owusu-Agyapong, Gemma Acheampong, Persis William-Mensah and Hor Halutie running in that order in lane 9 on the second and final day of competition.

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Despite a clean start from Owusu-Agyapong, the pace of the rest of the teams got too strong for Team Ghana and despite the smooth change of batons among the athletes, the team could not compete effectively against the faster opponents.

The team finished in a time of 44.77 seconds.

They become the 3rd set of athletes to qualify for the World Championships after Joseph Amoah and Josephine Anokye also qualified last month.

The race was won by the United States quartet of Mikia Brisco, Ashley Henderson, Dezerea Bryant and Aleia Hobbs in a time of 43.27 seconds. Jamaica came second and Germany was 3rd.

Ghana was the only African nation to make it to the finals.