Aug 19, 2009, 6:49 AM
While the football loving nation was in shock on Saturday night with that huge score-line defeat to South Africa, The Gambia’s darling sprinter Gina Bass secured an Olympic qualification in the 200 meters with timing of 23:14.
Gina Bass and Adama Jammeh missed few seconds in the world meeting two weeks ago in Dakar but made amends on Saturday night in Guyana with Gina Bass breaking the 200m national record securing herself qualification to the Rio Olympics in August.
Adama Jammeh meanwhile competed in the 100m and finished 10:27 needing little push to secure the Olympic a timing of 10:20.
Another Gambian athlete who was competing in Guyana to meet the Olympic timing is Omar Jammeh, an 800m specialist, who finished second in his race with a timing of 1:51:00.
Jammeh will be working very hard before the African games to secure the 800m Olympic standard of 1:46:00.
After competing in Guyana over the weekend, all three athletes will return to their base in France where they will continue their preparations with some few competitions in France before the African games in Durban, South Africa.