Mar 22, 2011, 12:48 PM
The current West African Junior athletics champion in both 400 and 800 metres, Momodou Lamin Kujabi last week returned home from
The popular World Youth Athletics Championship which brought together a total of fifty-two countries worldwide, including the Gambia saw Mr. Kujabi finishing the 400- metre race, with an unimpressive timing of 47.22 seconds following tough competition from other athletes in various parts of the world that took part in a five-day World Junior Championship in Milan.
According to the 17-year-old native of Sinchu Alagie, he had a bright start to his best event- 800 metres, after spending the greater part leading the race but it was unfortunate when he heard the news of his disqualification as a result of an infringement against one of his opponents which saw him dropped to fourth place with a disappointing timing of 48 seconds.
The two time Zone 11 athletics champion further told Pointsport that he was unimpressed with his overall performance in the championship as he was eyeing a top spot finish. But he was quick to express delight in representing his country of birth, the
"My disqualification taught me a lot of lessons but I hope to work harder now than ever before so as to improve on both the technical and tactical aspects of the game to avoid similar scenario in future athletics championships," he stated.
Momodou Lamin Kujabi made his first international athletic championship debut for the
He also took part in international athletic championships in
The former student of the
He further seized the opportunity to thank the Gambia Athletics Federation for chosen him to represent the country and the International Amateur Athletic Federation for facilitating his trip.
In a similar development, Gambian duo Fatou Tiyana and Suwaibou Sanneh, yesterday left for