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Sierra Leone Sports: Paralympian table tennis player is a “Housemate”

Sierra Leone’s Paralympic table tennis player, George Wyndham, is among the 20 shortlisted candidates to appear in the “Big Brother Housemates Salone” TV program, on Thursday 14 February 2019. Wyndham is Sierra Leone’s most decorated and accomplished athlete. Before the final announcement Wyndham said he believes he can make it into the house because he has a whole constituency, which is sports. He said those sports fans who know me will vote for me.  He said he likes the challenge that he was going through until he was part of the 40 housemates that show he has come so far to be part of such number. Agnes Pratt, who was following the housemate selection said that George is going to make a serious impact in the house. His first two days in the house was very impressive.  Apart from taking part in the Housemate Salone, the 29-year old is a Sierra Leonean Paralympic table tennis player. He competed at the 2016 summer Paralympics. He was the only Sierra Leonean athlete who competed. Wyndham was able to compete with financial help from the United Nations Development Program. In the 2016 Summer Paralympics Wyndham competed in Class 4 of the Men’s Table Tennis Individual Event. Wyndham was eliminated from the Tournament in the Preliminary Round of the tournament after coming 3rd in Group F, losing both his matches to Zhang Yan of China (11-2, 11-6, 9-11, 11-5) and to Wanchai Chaiwut of Thailand (11-2, 11-9, 11-9).  Members of the Paralympics family, especially the President Unisa Deen Kargbo, want to thank all those that voted for George to go into the house and ask that they should continue to vote for him. He has been representing Sierra Leone in different international competitions and has brought home a couple of medals. It is time to pay him back for the positive work he has done for Sierra Leone.

16/2/19

By Bernard Turay

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Friday February 15, 2019.

 

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