Azamati breaks long-standing national 100m record to qualify for Tokyo

Sprinter Benjamin Azamati has broken Leo Myles-Mills’ long-standing national 100m record with 9.97s(1.5 m/s) clocking at Texas Relays, Austin USA on Friday.

Leo Myles-Mills’ record stood for 22- years before being obliterated by Azamati.

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).

Azamati has qualified to compete in the upcoming Olympic games in Tokyo since the Olympics 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 protege.

Azamati is a former student of the University of Ghana Legion and Presbyterian Boys Secondary School (PRESEC).

By Francis Hema||Ghana

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