President of the Sierra Leone Athletics Association (SLAA), Abdul Karim Sesay has increased his call for more training camps for Sierra Leonean athletes if they are to continue their challenge against other top athletes in the world.
For the first time in recent history of the Commonwealth Games Sierra Leone had an athletes that was able to secure a semi-final berth in the 100meters and for Abdul Karim Sesay, ‘this is just the begging of a new pathway.
Sprinter Dolly Mustapha advanced to the semi-finals in the Women's 100m Round 1, Heat 5 after clocking a Personal Best 11.71 seconds to finish fourth behind Jamaica’s Natasha Morrison with 11.36 sec, Saint Kitts and Nevis Shenel Crooke who clocked 11.62 sec and Malaysia Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli with 11.64 sec respectively.
In the semi-final, Mustapha was unable to matched-up her heat performance finishing in eight positions with 11.91 sec whiles England Asha Philip and Jamaica’s Natasha Morrison both qualified from the semi-final Heat 1 with 11.21 sec and 11.27 sec respectively.
By: Sahr Morris Jr. in Gold Coast, Australia