EUGENE, OREGON - JULY 18: Joseph Paul Amoah of Team Ghana competes in the Men's 200m heats on day four of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 18, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ghana’s Joseph Amoah misses out on 200m semis at World Athletics Championship

Ghana’s Joseph Paul Amoah missed out on a place in the Men’s 200m semifinals in the ongoing World Athletics Championship in Oregon (USA).

Amoah made a season’s best time of 20.40s but could only settle for a 5th place finish in Heat 1.

The Ghanaian got off to a good start but seem to have lost his grip in the final 100m finishing behind eventual winner Joseph Fahnbulleh of Liberia, Japanese Koki Ueyama, Jerome Blake from Canada and British Joe Ferguson.

He previously missed out on the 100m after failing to qualify from his Heat together with fellow Ghanaian Benjamin Azamati.

EUGENE, OREGON – JULY 18: Joe Ferguson of Team Great Britain, Koki Ueyama of Team Japan, and Joseph Paul Amoah of Team Ghana compete in the Men’s 200m heats on day four of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 18, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The 25-year-old All African Games Gold medalist will now shift his focus to the Men’s 4×100 relay event which takes place on Thursday.

Ghana’s only hope of possibly getting a shot at a medal now lies on the Men’s 4×100 relay team, 800m runner Alex Amankwah as well as female Long jumper Deborah Acquah.