Aug 26, 2009, 6:35 AM
The twelve Gambian athletes that participated in the just concluded 15 Zone II Cadet Athletic Championship in Bamako, have returned home with second position after bagging seven gold medals, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals.
The Gambia participated in 15 events out of 20 and won seven and took second in 4 events and third in four.
Abdoulie Assim, 100m, Momodou Lamin Kujabi, 400m, Khaddy Touray, 1500m, Omar Jammeh, 1500m, Ousman Gibba, 200m, Momodou Lamin Kujabi, 800m andthe boys Medley Relay team clinched gold for The Gambia.
Fatou Sowe, 100m, Kemo SM Colley, 400m Omar Ceesay, 200m and Omar Jammeh, 800m finished second with silver.
The bronze medalists are; Momodou Lamin Kujabi on Long jump, the girl's Medley Relay team for girls, Sohna Saho, 300m, Fatou Sowe, 200m.
Dodou Capi Joof, Secretary General of The Gambia Athletics Association, yesterday told Pointsport that The Gambia could have done better had it been that they were able to compete in all the events.
"We are able to register best results in almost all the men's events with the exception of one," Capi pointed out.
The competition was contested by five countries; host Mali came out first with nine gold medals and seconded by The Gambia.
Senegal recorded two gold medals.