Gambia confirms Beijing athletes
Friday, July 18, 2008
According to the deputy executive director of the Gambia National Olympic Committee Mr Bruce Laurence, the Gambia is likely participate in four track events and boxing at next month's Olympic Games in Beijing, reports Gambiasports.gm.
Bruce said, the Gambia will take part in the 100 and 200m both male and female and in the 80kg category in boxing.
He added that Ansu Sowe and Bakary Jabbi are also expected to take part in the Beijing Olympics but their participation is subject to the IOC-sponsored training institute they are attending in Kenya issuing them 'wild cards'.
If they make it to China, Ansu will compete in the 1500m race while Bakary goes into the 800m.
Fatou Tiyana and Suwaibou Sanneh are the Gambia's confirmed athletes for the 100 and 200m sprints.
Badou Jack flies the flag for the Gambia in the 80kg weight category after the Swedish-born boxer, who holds several European titles, completed his nationality change in March.
Mr George Gomez, the executive director of the National Olympic Committee, will lead the Gambian delegation to Beijing.
Author: by Nanama Keita