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2012 London Olympics – Two Sierra Leonean athletes compete today

2012 London Olympics – Two Sierra Leonean athletes compete today

Ola Sesay and Ibrahim Turay, the two Sierra Leonean Olympians in the 2012 London Olympic Games, will compete today Tuesday August 7th 2012. (Photo: l-r Ola Sesay (Long Jump), and Ibrahim Sesay (200m) 2012 London Olympics)

Ibrahim Turay will be competing in the 200 meters in the morning hours while Ola Sesay will be competing in the Long Jump in the evening.  This is the first time both athletes are competing in the Olympic Games.

Speaking to this medium from their training session yesterday in London, both athletes said that they are going to do their best to make sure that they qualify to the next stage of the competition.

The head coach, Abu Batalomen Kamara aka Abu Whyte said that he has prepared the two athletes ahead of the competition but said it is not going to be an easy task for Ibrahim Turay in the 200 metres as he is competing against world class athletes such as Bolt, Blake, and host of others.

Ibrahim Turay in training

Ola Sesay in training

Whilst Ola Sesay, even though this is her first Olympic Games, believes she can make it up to the final and hopefully eventually secure a medal.  Ola has a lot of experience in Long Jump and has competed with against many in the Commonwealth games and host of other games.

Ibrahim Turay has been placed in heat two with 8 other athletes:

Jorge Carlos – DOM
Tsakonas Likourgos-Stefanos-GRE
Sorrillo Rondel – TRI
Jobodwana Anaso – RSA
Lemaitre Christophe – FRA
Brown Aaron – CAN
Reyes Cristian – CHI

Ola Sesay has been placed in Group A with 15 other athletes:

Okagbare Blessing – NGR
Proctor Shara – GBR
Kolchanova Lyudmila – RUS
Sudarava Voiha – BLH
Mey Melis Karin –T UR
Spanovic Ivana – SRB
Mironchyk-Ivanova Nastassia – BLR
Sokolova Elena – RUS
Torres Marestella – PHI
Stuart Bianca – BAH
Griva Lauma – LAT
Reese Brittney – USA
Tarasova Yuliya – UZB
Tverdohlib Marharyta – UKR
Gogoladze Maiko – GEO

By Bernard Turay in the UK

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