Alex Amankwah was born on 2 March 1992 in Ghana and later moved to the United States with his parents. He will compete in the men’s 800 metres and has a personal record in this event of 1.45.91.
Alex Amankwah is the national record-holder for the 800-metre indoor dash. He was also the first Ghanaian athlete to qualify for the Olympics.
The 24-year-old athlete set a personal record of 1.45.91 seconds on 2 May 2015, which officially qualified him for the Olympics. He recently represented Ghana at the All Africa Games in Congo-Brazzaville in 2015.