Jan 27, 2009, 5:26 AM
The decision to send sprinter Suwaibou Sanneh on a pre-Olympics training at the High Performance Training Centre in
Suwaibou broke the
The country’s best sprinter, who spent the last three years training with the likes of Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake at
Speaking to Pointsports shortly after his race at the Media Lounge of the Olympic Stadium in
“At this moment I cannot tell you whether I cannot qualify to the semi-finals because our race was very fast and they have to decide at the end of the races as to who qualify for the next round but I did my personal best, which is a national record and I am very proud of that,” Suwaibou said immediately after the race, adding that he could do more than that.
Immediately after Suwaibou’s participation was confirmed in the semi-finals, which event was taking place at the Olympic Stadium by the time of going to press, Suwaibou again spoke to Pointsports, saying he has nothing to lose having secured his pre-Olympics wish of securing a semi-final berth.
Elsewhere, Saruba Colley also broke a national record in the women’s 100-meter event running 12.06 seconds but couldn’t negotiate her way past the first round of the event.
Saruba earlier finished second in the preliminaries with a timing of 12.22 seconds.
Despite breaking a national record, Saruba is out of the London Olympics. Though she couldn’t make it to the semi-finals, the 23-year-old should be encouraged for her heroics in her first-ever Olympic Games.
If given the necessary support, Saruba can go to another level before the next Games in