Joseph Paul Amoah is a famous Ghanaian sprinter specializing in the 100 meters and the 200 meters. He is representing Ghana at the 2020 summer Olympic games in Tokyo.
Joseph Paul Amoah Profile Summary
|Full Name||Joseph Paul Amoah|
|Date of Birth||January 12, 1997, Accra|
Joseph Paul Amoah was born on January 12, 1997, in Accra, Ghana. His parents are Thomas and Alberta Amoah but he was raised by his uncle Dr. Victor Antwi from middle school onwards.
Joseph Paul Amoah attended Prempeh College in Kumasi where his running talent was discovered but decided to quit athletics when enrolling into Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). head coach of athletics at KNUST had heard of Amoah’s talent while at Prempeh college and convinced Amoah to join the team with the help of his uncle.
Joseph Paul Amoah emerged as an Olympic hopeful for Ghana in the sprints after running 100 meters in 10.08 seconds at the 2016 Ghana’s Fastest Human competition.
Joseph Paul Amoah became the first Ghanaian in any sport to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics by running 200 meters in a personal best time of 20.20 seconds at the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championships in May.
Joseph Paul Amoah Stats
Joseph Paul Amoah is Ghana’s surest best at the 2020 summer Olympic games in Tokyo if there is any hope of getting a medal. The young chap has some of the best stats when it comes to sprinting.
Joseph Paul Amoah competed at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in the 100 meters and 4 × 100 meters relay, and at the 2019 African Games, he won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 meters relay. He also a 100 meters finalist at the 2019 African Games, finishing fourth
Joseph Paul Amoah has personal best times of 10.01 seconds and 20.08 seconds in the 100 meters and 200 meters respectively, both set at the 2019 NCAA Division I Championships. His personal best performance in the 200 meters broke the Ghanaian record previously held by three-time Olympian Emmanuel Tuffour by 0.07 seconds.
Joseph Paul Amoah was selected to represent Ghana at the 2021 World Relays on 1–2 May in Poland, which served as a qualifier for the 2021 Olympic Games and the 2022 World Championships for Ghana.