Gambian Athlete Leaves for Poland

Friday, July 04, 2008
Gambian International Athlete Suwaibou Sanneh, left Banjul yesterday for Poland to attend the World Junior championship in Athletics scheduled to take place from the 8thto the 13thof this month.

Suwaibou who is a 100 and 200 meters distance runner has met the qualifying time of 10.7 in 100m and 21.6 in 200m therefore giving him the automatic qualification to represent The Gambia in the junior championship.

According to information received from The Gambia Athletics Association, Suwaibou is travelling to the Championship unaccompanied by any official. This is linked to lack of adequate funds by GAA.

Suwaibou's trip was made possible through the International Association of Athletics, who provided his ticket which does not cater for any official.

Author: By Sainabou Kujabi
Source: Picture: Suwaibou Sanneh