Ghana will be represented in the 4×100 metres relay by a top team of sprinters: Gemma Acheampong, Beatrice Gyaman, Dorcas Gyimah, Persis William-Mensah and Akua Obeng-Akrofi qualified as the fifteenth team in the Olympic Games.
Acheampong was born on 13 February 1993 in Chicago. She currently holds the Ghanaian national record for the 300-metre dash.
Gyaman was born on 17 February 1987 and specialises in sprinting events. She previously won medals in the 4×100 metres relay at three African championships and at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
In 2015, the talented Dorcas Hyimah set a personal record of 11.76 seconds in the 100-metre dash, which is all the more impressive considering that her previous personal best was 12.06 seconds.
Twenty-year-old Persis William-Mensah was born in Cape Coast, Ghana and moved to southern California at a young age. She placed second in the 100-metre dash at the Big West Championships with a time of 11.55 seconds.
Akua Obeng Akrofi has had great success in various sprinting events, setting a personal record of 11.78 seconds in the 100-metre dash and 24.05 seconds in the 200-metre dash.