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Rio 2016: Alex Amankwah fails to qualify in Men’s 800m

Alex Amankwa
Alex Amankwah was the first Ghanaian to qualify for Rio 2016

Ghana’s Alex Amankwah has joined the country’s 2016 Olympians who have failed to make it beyond their first attempt.

Alex Amankwah on Friday, August 12 raced in Lane 4 in Heat 6 of the Men’s 800m.

He finished second from bottom in a time of 1:50.33 seconds. He could only beat Moroccan Abdelati El Guesse, who did not finish the race after pulling a muscle about 400 meters into the race.

Canadian Brandon McBride won the heat in 1:45.99 sec while Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski  and Irish Mark English joined him as qualifiers into the semi-final.

Defending champion David Rudisha was on the tracks in Heat 3, which he comfortably won in a leading time of 1:45.09 sec.

The shocker came in Heat 5, where 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Nijel Amos of Botswana placed 7th.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

Twitter: @3Newsgh

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