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Gambian powerlifter in UK for Commonwealth games qualifiers 

Apr 22, 2022, 1:31 PM | Article By: Hagie Drammeh, NPC Media Officer and Para Coach 

A team of one athlete and a coach from The Gambia National Paralympic Committee (GNPC) left Banjul for United Kingdom on Tuesday 19th April on board France Airline to take part in the Broom Exchange GAPS Camp and 2022 Commonwealth Games qualification competitions. 

 

The team will join other members across the globe in a camping program in Birmingham and compete in several events to enable them qualify for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

The programme is organised by GAPS (Gather Analyse Presents and Sustain), a project financed by the Commonwealth Games Federation to provide an opportunity to countries that usually find it difficult to get funding to attend qualification events. 

Gambian Para powerlifter Modou Gamo and his coach Hagie Drammeh were selected from NPC Gambia. 

GAPS funded air tickets and ground cost in Birmingham for Gambia’s representatives while The Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) took responsibility of their paper work and facilitated their UK visas. 

The Powerlifting competitions start today, Friday 22nd April 2022 with NPC Gambia to be in action in the Men Para Powerlifting event. 

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