Sulayman Bah
The longing to see a representative in the ever close Rio Olympic Games is a thing Gambia wish to Adama Jammehrealize. Adama, the leading light of athletics in recent moments, was unleashed to supply answers to the growing stellar of crowd expectations at the International Amateur Athletics Federation World Championships in China.20.20 timing is the set out target for qualification to the Rio events in Brazil. On his debut at the world stage, the 21-year-old wowed with a season’s best finish but wholly fell short of the mark crashing out of the first round.
Anticipation to deliver as the Gambia’s sole athlete including the pressure to equal or surpass Suwaibou Sanneh’s feats had their tolls and many believe could be blamed for the blip, prior to race start.
His abrupt exit unavoidably evoked talks of whether the man tapped from the Prisons Department could match the set out heights. But Sanneh still has a chance to silence his doubters when he makes Gambia’s All Africa Games athletics team set out for Congo Brazzaville September.
There, he could pull off a shock and meet the criterion as he’s considered to best come out of the West African Zone in recent times.
Momodou Dibba’s GNOC attests to this. ‘We are proud of him. He’s the best to have come out of West Africa that’s why we put our resources to see him through,’ he told Foroyaa Sport.
Jammeh entered Tuesday’s race in tip top form coming on the back of reveling in France, Warri Grand Prix and being part of Gambia’s 20-medal grabbing team in the just concluded Mbour sub-regional championship.