Ghanaian Sprinter Azamati has admitted that he was not in the best of shape going into this year’s Olympic Games.
According to him, he had not competed in any major competition two months prior to the Olympics, despite, making an impressive time in the qualifiers.
Nonetheless, Azamati said he had learned a lot from the games and has gained enough experience that will boost his performances in future championships.
He has, however, called for investments in the sport to enable Ghana to win laurels at the highest level.
According to Azamati who holds the national record in 100m (9.95), lots of investment had to go into athletics if Ghana wants to win laurels in the sport at the highest level.
Azamati, in a zoom meeting with pressmen after the Olympics, opined that sponsoring athletes to compete in bigger championships especially in Europe aids athletes to get the necessary experiences and also boost their confidence going into mega sporting events like the Olympics.
He added, athletes if well-resourced can get into the right shape and compete to win laurels for the country having thanked Ghanaians for their support during the Olympics.
The highly-rated 23-year-old sprinter was part of Ghana’s quartet who made the 4x100m final at this year’s Olympics and also finished fourth in men’s 100m dash.