Even though they came 7th in the race, the team was disqualified for lane violation.
According to the officials, Ghana’s last changeover happened outside the changeover zone.
Team Ghana qualified for the finals after finishing fifth in the semifinals. The quartet set a new national record in the process after finishing the race with an impressive time of 38.08 seconds.
The previous national record stood at 38.12 seconds, and was set by the quartet of Abu Duah, Eric Nkansah, Aziz Zakari and Emmanuel Tuffour during the 1997 World Championships in Greece.
Team Ghana’s feat is made even more remarkable by the fact that they finished above one of the favourites in Team USA.
Ghana has disqualified in the final of the men’s 4x100m relays.
Offense – lane violation. The last changeover happened outside the Changeover zone. #Tokyo2020
— Fentuo Tahiru Fentuo (@Fentuo_) August 6, 2021
Italy surprisingly won the men’s 4×100-meter relay to give Marcell Jacobs his second gold medal of the Tokyo Games.
Jacobs won the men’s 100-meter title last Sunday in the first Olympics in the post-Usain Bolt era and was part of the team that won the sprint relay in a national record 37.50 seconds.
The Italians edged Britain by 0.01 and Canada took bronze in 37.70. It was Italy’s first Olympic medal in the relay since a bronze at the 1948 London Olympics.
[VIDEO]: Wheew! Unfortunately, Ghana couldn’t win a medal at the 4×100 Men’s relay.
— Nana Kwame Ahoufɛ I🇬🇭 (@OleleSalvador) August 6, 2021