Gambia wins five medals at West African Judo Festival
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Four Gambian children recently returned from Dakar, Senegal
where they won five medals at the West African Judo Festival that was held on
Saturday the 26th of May 2012.400
fighters competed at the event.
Thefour are; Assan Mailack, Hassan Paziaud, Nurdeen Correa and Samba Paziaud. The team won five medals, one team honours while Hassan Paziaud won silver in the 7 to 8 years, 25kg category.
Speaking to Observer Sports in an exclusive interview this week, Nurdeen Paziaud, the secretary general of the Gambia Judo Association said the 25kg category was the most disputed. He explained that the competition is mainly for West African countries, but some countries outside the sub-region do take part as guests, including France and Italy. He disclosed that it was France that was the guest at this year’s edition. He added that the team will return back to Dakar next year to take part in the 2013 edition.
Author: Baboucarr Camara