Gambian swimmer Jegan Y Jobe has helped his CNDG swimming club finish second position at the recently ended Dakar inter-club swimming championship.
The 26-year-old was loaned to the Senegalese swimming club from Birima-Sirra in Barra and has since then featured in CNDG’s local competitions.
Organized by the Senegalese Swimming Federation, Club CNDG and BCEAO swept the podium with record-breaking points of 3992 and 2606 respectively with club Union Sportive de Ouakam [USO] on 3rd with 1844 points. Jegan Y Jobe who is a national swimmer of The Gambia, finished 3rd in the 200m breastroke with a timing of 1:27.25. He was part of the Gambian team that recently competed and completes the Dakar-Goree open water swimming championship with an improved position of 156.
Speaking to the Senegalese media shortly after the competition, Jegan began by expressing gratitude to his Gambian coaches for helping him travel to Senegal to join one of the biggest swimming clubs in the capital Dakar. “I am very much delighted to finish third position for my club, and am proud as a Gambian,” he said.
He added, “I am so happy to be here, the people here are jovial, they opened all doors for me to excel, and I want to thank them for their kindness.”
Reacting to the news back in the Gambia, his coach Raoul Sambou applauds Jegan’s efforts for helping his club finish second in the competition.
According to Raoul, Jegan has all it takes to excel in the sport. “It’s unfortunate that we don’t have standard swimming pools in the Gambia, but am hopeful that one day our Authorities will see the need to build the infrastructure we need for our swimmers to reach at the higher highs.”
Story source: Journalist Omar Jarju