#Article (Archive)

Adama Jammeh Wins in Paris, up for IAAF World Challenge in Dakar

May 24, 2016, 3:03 PM | Article By: Namory Trawally, GNOC Information Assistant

 Gambia sprinter Adama Jammeh has mounted the podium once again in Paris after coming first in both 100 and 20OM at the 32nd International meeting of Montgeron - Essonne Paris, France.

Adama Jammeh, who is training at the IAAF High Performance Center in Dakar through Olympic Solidarity Scholarship from the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC), was in France through an invitation from the France Athletics Federation (FFA).

He booked his place inthe 100m finals after coming first in the heat 2 with a timing of 10.36’.

He was followed by John Jeffrey of Marseille Sainte Marguerite Athletics Club with a timing 10.62’ while Ken Romain of Tremblay Athletics Club clinched the third position with 10.74’.

In the finals, 24 hours later, Adama Jammeh thrilled the stadium with a massive explore of 10.25’ finishing at first place.

He was followed by Adrian Griffith of Bahamas with a timing of 10.33’ and Andrew Robertson of Gibraltar clinching the third position with 10.39 seconds.

A week after the 100m competition, Adama Jammeh returned on the track for the 200m finals.

As predicted by many, Adama Jammeh did not disappoint his nation as he emerged victorious with a time of 20.65’. His closest rival Kevin Akhmysse of As Saint Jusien Athletics Club finished second with 21.39’ and Jeff Tenson Duthillof Cergy PontoiseAthletics Club clinched the third position with a time of 21.76’.

Meanwhile, Adama Jammeh is expected back at his base in Dakar today Monday ahead of the IAAF World Challenge Athletics Competition to be held on Wednesday 25 May 2016 at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium in Dakar, Senegal.

Some top African and World athletes are travelling to Dakar for the most awaited championship ahead of Rio 2016 Olympic Games.