Ghana’s new spring king Joseph Paul Amoah wants to exceed the achievements of world record holder Usian Bolt.
The 22-year-old Coppin State University Athlete has become the poster boy of Ghanaian Athletics due to his recent exploits at the African Games in Morocco.
Amoah finished off Ghana’s 4×100 relay in grand style as the county won Gold in the event.
The former Prempeh College student also made it to the finals of the Men’s 100metres race with a better time. Despite finishing fourth in the finals, he was able to improve his season best.
According to the enterprising Athlete, he is aiming to step into the shoes of Usian Bolt and possibly do better than the retired Jamaican sprinter who held and broke several records at the Olympics, the World Athletics Champions and other competition.
“He (Usian Bolt) inspires me a lot and I draw a lot of motivation from him. My dream is to win an Olympic medal and be a World Champion and break some African records and national records too,” he spoke to olympicchannel.com.
“I want to send the name of my country high. I want everyone to be proud. I want to be up there when it comes to people, they mention when it comes to sprinters.”
Bolt dominated in the sprint event for years and currently holds the record in the Men’s 100metres and 200metres with a World record time of 9.58.
He won Gold in the last three editions of the Olympics in the Men’s 100 and 200 metres events.
By Frank Darkwah