Athletes from Sierra Leone have but to take residence a medal in an exciting present on the opening of the Commonwealth Video games – Welcome to the Sierra Leone Telegraph



Sierra Leone Telegraph: 02 August 2022:

Dozens of Sierra Leone athletes arrived in Birmingham, UK, two weeks in the past, the place they’ll compete with the Commonwealth’s prime athletes in discipline and monitor occasions. Sierra Leone’s youth workforce was seen on the opening ceremony of the Video games in Birmingham final week of their colourful nationwide colours – inexperienced, white and blue, which symbolize hope and renewal.

Sierra Leone’s athletes have but to make an impression on world athletics in comparison with their Nigerian counterparts – certainly one of whom set a world report within the ladies’s hundred-meter hurdles in the US two weeks in the past.

Athletes from Sierra Leone aren’t hoping to set world information at these Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham, however have excessive hopes of profitable a minimum of one medal to raise the temper for the nation again residence.

As monitor and discipline competitions go on at present, some African nations are proving their price within the Video games. After 5 days of competitors, South Africa received 12 medals – 5 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze in fifth place; Nigeria has made good progress at tenth place after profitable 5 medals – 2 gold, 1 silver and a couple of bronze.

Will Sierra Leone make an impression on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games, or are the nation’s athletes merely there to make an look of their stunning inexperienced, white and blue?

These are the athletes representing Sierra Leone on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games:

Fatmata Avolo, Para Athletics age 21; Fatmata Bah, seashore volleyball, age 23; Abdul Bangura, badminton, age 28; Alfred Bangura, judo, age 32; Christian Bangura, judo, age 37; Ibrahim Karim Bangura, Para Athletics, age 21; Ismail Bangura, seashore volleyball, age 26; Jennifer Fatmata Bangura, Para Athletics, age 19; Sheku S Bangura, Aquatics – Swimming and Para Swimming, age 18; Sonny Bangura, seashore volleyball, age 19; Saidu Barry, Aquatics – Swimming and Para Swimming, age 18; Zainab Barry, wrestling, age 18; John Brown, boxing, age 21; Mohammad Bundu, wrestling, age 25; Deidra Arvela Chestnut, boxing, age 25.

Alford Konteh, Athletics and Para Athletics, age 23; Ibrahim Ezago Konteh, Badminton, age 20; Noah Conteh, Athletics and Para Athletics, age 19; Yusuf Din Kargbo, boxing, age 18; Brima Nelson Domawa, para powerlifting, age 36; Tity Dumbuya, Aquatics – Swimming and Para Swimming, age 18; Sam Fatorma, Athletics and Para Athletics, age 20; Gladys M. Fofana, seashore volleyball, age 22; Bernadette Fofanah, seashore volleyball, age 22; Isha Fofanah, boxing, age 17; Havanatu Fournah, Athletics and Para Athletics, age 18.

Sarah Hagighat-Joo, boxing, age 27; Halle Kadijay Harris; Aquatics – Swimming and Para Swimming, age 14; Kanu Isha, Aquatics – Swimming and Para Swimming, age 21; Fode Kallon, Athletics and Para Athletics, age 21; Ali Kamara Aquatics – swimming and para swimming, age 25; Alpha Breezy Kamara, Athletics and Para Athletics, age 22; Amadu O Kamara, wrestling, age 20; Hafsatu Kamara, Athletics and Para Athletics, age 30; Hector Nathaniel Kamra, Judo, age 26; John Kamara, age 27.

Mohammad Kamara, Aquatics – Swimming and Para Swimming, age 18; Mohd Karim Kamara, seashore volleyball, age 18; Samuel Kamara, boxing, age 28; Abu Kanu, boxing, age 17; Kadiyatu Kanu, Athletics and Para Athletics, age 19; Sori Kargbo, athletics and para athletics, age 21; Suleiman Kargbo, wrestling, age 19; Sheku Kassegbama, wrestling, age 19; Zainab Keeta, boxing, age 25; Sia Kendema, athletics and para athletics, age 18; Madusu Koroma, wrestling, age 19; Rashid Samuka Mambu Moiwa, Athletics and Para Athletics, age 28; Julius Mori, Athletics and Para Athletics, age 22; Salamatu Sinna Mustafa, badminton, age 41; Sam Elizabeth Olamide, Aquatics – Swimming and Para Swimming, age 22; Rugiatu Sankoh, para powerlifting, age 31; Madiana Mariama Sese, Desk Tennis and Para Desk Tennis, age 19; Mohamed Sesay, wrestling, age 20.

Mohamed Lansana Sesay, Athletics and Para Athletics, age 18; Wa-Sheku Sheriff, Athletics and Para Athletics, age 23; Ismail Silakh, boxing, age 36; Arnold Snell, desk tennis and para desk tennis, age 40; Mary Thomas Tarawali, Athletics and Para Athletics, age 26; Kenny Williams, judo, age 26; George Wyndham, Desk Tennis and Para Desk Tennis, age 31; Joshua Wyss, Aquatics -Swimming and Para Swimming, age 20; Mary Yongai, Aquatics – Swimming and Para Swimming, age 18.

Sierra Leone’s athletics is poor as a result of inadequate funding, poor coaching and lack of world class amenities.



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