Jul 21, 2008, 5:49 AM
Dwain Chambers, a British record-holder in athletics has vowed to help Gambian athletes develop their skills so that they can realise their dreams of competing in the International Athletics Championship in the very near future.
Dwain Chambers who is in the country as the guest of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Sports Council and the Gambia Athletics Association was speaking at a press conference held at the Friendship Hotel, at Independence Stadium in Bakau yesterday.
Dwain who was so much delighted to come to The Gambia pointed out that the ambition of Gambian athletes is unique, adding that he would do all he can to help improve their skills.
"I will do everything possible to see how best I can be able to share my experience with the Gambian athletes, which will help them develop their talents in order to be able to compete at the international standard in the very near future," Dwain noted.
"It is indeed a dream come through to be in The Gambia for the first time and I would do everything in my capacity to help improve Gambian athletics so that they can become world athletics champions," he stated.
The interim Chairman of the National Sports Council (NSC) Mustapha Alex Dacosta, who also spoke at the occasion, thanked Dwain Chambers for coming to The Gambia to help our athletes, adding that Dwain’s visit would not only help the athletes but also add value to the athletics in the country.
He underscored the importance of sports development, particularly in terms of helping athletes realise their potential, in a bid to represent the country at the International Athletics Championship.
Dacosta further took time to advise the Gambian athlete to be focused.