According to the ISSF, all 57 nations will take part in the event and Sierra Leone is expected to send over 10 athletes in four different sport events.
This will mark the country’s third participation in the Games, in 2005, the country made its debut at the first edition in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and sprinter Lamin Tucker was able to reach the semi-finals of the 100m in which he clocked 10:80 to finish in 12th place in the overall ranking.
The Baku 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games is expected to be an exciting multi-sport event uniting the Islamic world; the competition will take place from May 12th to 22nd.
Athletes from Islamic countries around the world will be representing their nations over 10 days of competition across 20 different sports which include 23 disciplines (Athletics and Para Athletics, Aquatics – Diving, Aquatics – Swimming, Aquatics – Water Polo, Basketball 3x3, Football, Gymnastics – Artistic, Gymnastics – Rhythmic, Wushu, Table Tennis, Handball, Judo and Blind Judo, Wrestling – Greco, Wrestling – Freestyle, Shooting, Tennis, Volleyball, Boxing, Zurkhaneh, Karate, Taekwondo and Weightlifting) in 16 world-class sporting venues in Baku.
By: Sahr Morris Jr