Ghana Athletes Association has given reason for the disqualification of the 4×100 men relay team in the finals.
According to the Ghana Athletes Association, the Technical Reason for the disqualification are as follow.
They further explained that, the men’s 4x100m team was disqualified per World Athletics Rule TR 24.11. In short, only athletes whose names are on the final confirmation form as starters can run during the competition.
Ghana originally submitted its 4x100m final confirmation listing four (4) starters and a reserve about 14 hrs before the start of the race on August 5th.
Joseph Amoah, who was originally listed as a starter was subsequently ruled out of participating in the semi-final of the 4x100m on the morning of August 6th.
However, in what we can only describe as an unfortunate oversight, Joseph’s withdrawal was not transmitted in time to the Technical Information Center (TIC) by our coaching crew as intended before the race.
GAA is currently engaging major stakeholders on the matter since there are valuable logistical lessons to be learned from this unfortunate outcome.