It has been six years since Great Britain athlete Sean Safo-Antwi switched allegiance to run for Ghana.
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Sean has not looked back ever since, becoming Ghana’s lead in the men’s 4 x 100m relay team that won a historic gold at the 2019 African Games in Morocco, qualifying for the final of the World Relays Silesia 2021 and breaking the national 4x 100m record (38.08NR) at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
We reminisce the first time Sean competed for Ghana at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 100m by playing back this audio-visual interview where he opened up about the reason behind his decision to compete for Ghana.
“I switched allegiance to run for Ghana because that was one of my dreams. I wanted to do it. I really wanted to get to the Olympics,” he told Ghana’s Press Attaché at the Rio 2016 Olympics Erasmus Kwaw, before adding, “I figured out the best way of getting there. And this was the best way for me.
“Growing up in a neighbourhood in London was very tough. There was a lot of crime in the area. I had to obviously get rid of the crime and do me to be an athlete,” he summed up.