EUGENE, OREGON - JULY 20: Peter Bol of Team Australia competes in the Men's 800m heats on day six of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 20, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

ATHLETICS: Ghana’s Alex Amankwa disqualified in Men’s 800m for violation

Ghana’s Alex Amankwa painfully missed out in the 800m semis at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon after being disqualified for violation.

The 30-year-old former student of the University of Alabama could not progress after stepping off his boundaries in Heat 2.

Amankwah finished third in his Heat making a decent time of 1.45.92s and was on course to secure one of the non-automatic qualifications.

However a review of the race saw the Ghanaian middle-distance runner violating the rules just before the break line hence being disqualified and ultimately missing out on a place in the semifinals.

Team Ghana’s appeal later was however rejected as Judges insisted Amankwa’s lane violation happened three times in the first 100m.

Ghana have now missed out in the Men’s 100m, 200m and 800m respectively and will now be falling on the Men’s 4X100 and Women’s Long Jump events.