Ghanaian sprinter Benjamin Azamati has been named the male athlete of the month at the West Texas A&M University.
The determination was built recognised by means of the school’s athletics team official Twitter take care of.
Benjamin Azamati and Shanna McBroom, a softball participant have been named the male and woman athlete of the thirty day period award respectively.
The 23-yr-previous runner in March created historical past by shattering the report for the best time ever recorded in the heritage of a 100-metre race by a Ghanaian.
Leo Myles Mills’ 22-yr-outdated history was broken by Azamati all through the Texas relay the place he recorded a time of 9.97 seconds.
By building that time, Azamati verified his position in the 2020 Olympic Video games, getting to be the third Ghanaian athlete to qualify.
Fellow sprinter John Paul Amoah and Nadia Eke had now booked a seat at the Olympics.
His feat was regarded by the Ministry of Youth and Sports that issued a congratulatory concept to him.
“Congratulations to Benjamin Azamati for his historic 9.97s operate, which broke the 22-12 months previous national 100m document held by Leo Myles-Mills and also qualifying him for the Tokyo Olympics,” Mustapha Ussif, the Sports activities Minister wrote.
He additional, “Azamati’s history as a previous school athlete and his remarkable rise to prominence is the rationale we want to revamp and pay out extra awareness to inter-faculties competitions to be capable to unearth and build a lot more of this sort of skills for our country.”