Tokyo 2020: Ghanaian Athlete To Watch Today [Amoah Joseph Paul]


Amoah Joseph Paul, is a Ghanaian sprinter specialised in the 100m and the 200m respectively.

He participated in the Olympic Games athletes in the Men’s 200m Round 1- Heat 7.

He managed to finish at the third position with 20.35s in the Men’s 200m heats enough for a semi final spot.

Joseph will race out lane 9 in semi-final 1 at 8:50pm (Tokyo time).

He was born on January 12,1997 – 24 years old.

He resides in Baltimore in the United States of America.

He participated in the World Athletics Championships in Doha, 2019 and African Games Rabat, 2019.

He took chance in the World Relays in Chorzow, 2021

His hobbies include playing video games.

He studied Accounting – Coppin State University, Baltimore, MD, USA
He speaks the

English language fluently.
His club name Coppin State University [Baltimore, MD, USA]
His coach is Carl Hicks from the USA.
He sustained two hamstring injuries during the 2019 season.

Speaking on his career, “When I went to high school, I didn’t want to run track but the teachers spoke to me and told me that I had the potential. My uncle also told me it’s a talent that I have, and I should not throw it away. I should just run towards it, and great things are going to happen.” 

His ambition is to win a medal at the Olympic Games, and to become a world champion. 
He gained a slot in the Qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games.

He is aspiring to meet Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi.

In 2019, while at Coppin State University, he was named Mid-Atlantic region Track Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches’ Association [USTFCCCA].

In January 2017, he began studying at Coppin State University [CSU] in Baltimore, MD, United States of America. He was recruited by CSU coach Carl Hicks. “Competing in my country was a good thing, but I wanted to come to the US because I knew they have more facilities and it was going to help me get better in my athletics career.”

He has won the Gold Medal Event, Silver Medal Event and Bronze Event Medal.