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Sierra Leone Sports: Wrestler Jalloh makes Salone history with a bronze medal

Massah Jalloh was the only athlete from Sierra Leone to win a Bronze medal in the Youth African Games held in Algeria, last month.
Jalloh expressed her happiness at winning a Bronze medal for Sierra Leone and her Association for the first time in an International Competition. “I won the medal because of hard work and the good advice and training from my coach”, she asserted. She expressed special thanks to her coach and her President, for giving her the opportunity to represent her country.
She appealed to the Minister of Sports and to the NOCSLE President to always give financial and material supports to her Association. She said she would celebrate the winning with her parents. She thanked her parents for the support as she hopes to win a gold medal one day.
The Chef de Mission of the NOCSLE, Unisa Deen Kargbo, presented the Bronze Medal to the NOCSLE Executive Members. Kargbo acknowledged the presence of the NOCSLE President Dr. Patrick Coker, Vice President Abdul Karim Sesay, Sec. General Joseph Nyande, Admin. Secretary AG Koroma
He said that the team is back home from the Youth African Games held in Algeria few weeks ago. “We brought home Laurel for the first time from the Youth African Games”, he asserted. He said that he received the medal on behalf of the wrestler, because during the presentation, Massah Jalloh had already left for Freetown. Massah came 3rd in the free style wrestling 69 kg competition.
The Vice President of the NOCSLE, Abdul Karim Sesay, expressed special thanks to the female wrestler for a job well done. He said that this is the first time in Sierra Leone’s history for an athlete to win medal in the Youth African Games. This would go down in the history of our Country that Massah Jalloh was the first athlete to win a medal for Sierra Leone from the Youth African Games.
He said the people of Sierra Leone are very happy and grateful for the wonderful gift she brought home for her country. He appealed to her to keep up the good work, so that in other competitions she will win more medals for Sierra Leone.
By Bernard Turay
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Monday August 27, 2018.

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