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Sierra Leone Sports: Bunturabie Jalloh chosen as Sierra Leone’s Olympic flag-bearer

Bunturabie Jalloh

Bunturabie Jalloh

For the first time in the history of Sierra Leone a Swimmer will be carrying the Sierra Leone flag in the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics Games on Friday 5th Augsut 2016 at the Maracana Stadium.
Bunturabie Jalloh will be Sierra Leone’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympics.
The 18 year-old will compete in the 50meter Freestyle swimming event in the Olympic Games.
“To lead my country into the opening ceremony makes me feel so proud to be a Sierra Leonean. I look forward to marching into the Maracana Stadium wearing the Green, White and Blue, flanked by my incredible teammates.”
“I dreamt of being an Olympian, of being an Olympic champion but never envisioned being a flag bearer.
“I have done a lot of things in sport, but carrying the flag for Sierra Leone is an honour.”
Jalloh officially confirmed her spot in Rio with an encouraging performance at the FINA world Championship hosted in Kazan Russia in 2015.
The swimmer, who was born in Bo Southern Sierra Leone and raised in Freetown, is an SSS4 pupil of the Bilingual High School Murray Town.
Jalloh represented the country in the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville and she was part of the team that competed in the 5th Africa Zone two (2) championship in Senegal where they won bronze medals in the 4×200 Freestyle, 4×100 Freestyle.
By Magdalene S Konneh  in Rio Brazil
Friday August 05, 2016

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