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National Athletic Championships September 16th

Sep 15, 2010, 1:11 PM

The Gambia National Athletic Championships will be held at the Independence Stadium in Bakau starting with the heats billed for September 16.

The championship, which will be a three-day affair, will be competed in by all affiliated clubs, services, and institutions as well as school athletes.

The finals will take place on September 18th.

The Gambian National team, according to the Gambia Athletics Association, recently returned from the Africa National Olympic Cadet Championships in Rabat, Morocco and the Olympic Youth Championships in Singapore. The Gambia won 2 gold and a bronze medal in Morocco.

In Singapore, the Gambia was 2nd in the boys 200m group B finals and first in the 400m group C finals.

In the girls 100m group C finals and 200m stage 2, the Gambia swept the board by coming out first in both.