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Gambia Observes Olympic Day

Jul 6, 2009, 7:13 AM | Article By: Alfred Sowe

The Gambia National Olympic Committee last Saturday joined the Olympic fraternity to mark the Global Olympic Day. This year's theme was "Youth Empowerment Against Drugs and Alcohol." The celebration was highly graced by students from various schools.

The results of the race in which students took part from different places within the Kanifing Municipal Council as events marking the day were as follow:

In the three-kilometre girls race which started from Observer Junction was won by Kadijatou Dem of Abuko Lower, followed by Ida Jatta who came out second of Bakoteh Proper and Amie Bojang also from Abuko Lower School took third position.

In the male category in the same event of three-kilometre, Kalipha Kujabi of Abuko Lower came out first, followed by Alpha Bah of Muhammedan Lower and Ansumana Jarju of Greater Banjul who came out third.

In the five-Kilometre race of the girl category, Sarjo Conteh of Abuko Upper took first, followed by Angel Jatta from Kanifing East Upper and Binta M. Jallow who emerged third, while in the five-kilometre boys category, Omar Samateh of Abuko Upper took first, followed by Omar Nyassi of Bakoteh Upper and Kawsu Kanteh who came out third from Kanifing East Upper.

The ten-kilometre race in the girls' category was won by Mariama Demba an open participants, followed by Ma Awa Drammeh of Greater Banjul and Metta Krubally of L.K came out with third position. While in the boys' ten-kilometre race Saihou Camara of Saint Augustines Secondary School took first, followed by Ousman Sowarry of Greater Banjul and Modou Kebbeh of SOS.