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Athletics: Gambia’s Saikou Ceesay makes name in Taiwan

Jul 25, 2013, 12:39 PM

Gambia’s Saikou Ceesay is a student athlete studying at the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan (ROC).

He is said to have made a name for himself at the Asian country’s athletic showpiece.

Ceesay, who beside’s his academic studies picked up running (sprinting) as a second career, said he competes at both domestic and national levels of the (B) group athletic games better known as the National Intercollegiate Athletic Games.

Ceesay, who contacted Pointsport, said he has won 27 medals in three years.

“This year turned to be my most successful thus far in my athletic career,” the Gambian sprinter said. “This year’s achievements are as follows: Silver in 100m with timing of 11.04s (National Record) 03/2013, Gold in 200m with timing of 22:75s, and Silver in 100m with a timing of 11s 5/2013.”

The gold, he said, was won in the 200m and the two silvers in the 100m all at national level.

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