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Gina Bass clinches doubles in Dakar, Adama Jammeh dominates 200m

May 11, 2016, 11:20 AM | Article By: Namory Trawally, GNOC Information Assistant

Gambian female athlete Gina Bass has dominated the 100 and 200m races of the annual Dakar Regional Athletes Championship held from 4 to 8 May 2016 at the Leopold Sedar Senghor and Iba Mar Diop Stadiums in Dakar, Senegal.

Gina Bass, who ison Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) Olympic Solidarity Scholarship at theIAAF High PerformanceCenter (HPC) in Dakar, won the 100m event with a timing of 11’’40 secondsin the opening day of the Championship.

She was followed by another Gambian, Fatou Sow, also from Jaraaf Athletics Clubwith a time of12’’05 seconds, whilePesse Prenam of IAAF Performance Center finished 3rd with12’’13 seconds.

Barely twenty hours after winning the 100m, Ms Gina Bass, who was last month awarded as Gambia’s Best Female Athlete by the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia (SJAG) stepped up again to sweep the 200m with a time of 23:18 seconds.

Another Gambian Athlete under GNOC scholarship in Dakar, Adama Jammeh, dominated the 200m with a time of 20:62 seconds.

He was followed by Senegalese sprinter Moulaye Sonko with a time of 21:14 seconds.

In the 100mmen, Adama Jammehfinished 3rd with a time 10:34 behindMoulaye Sonko, 2nd with 10”33 seconds and Guy Arthur Cisse,first position with 10:30 seconds.

The two Gambian Athletes, Miss Gina Bass and Adama Jammeh, both competing under Jaraaf Athletics Club, were the stars of the Championship for realizing the best performances with a total of 1116 points and 1118 points respectively.

Adama Jammeh was also voted as the best athlete of the regional championship.

The third GNOC scholarship holder, Omar Jammeh won the 800m men with a time of1’50’’12 seconds.

In the 400m, Tijan Keita finished second with a time of 48”22 seconds behind Jules Antony Afoumba with47’’86 seconds, while David Leon Bass was ranked third with a timing of 48‘’68 seconds.

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