Johnson fell short in the 77Kg group B contest after he was only able to lift a total of 200Kg for both the snatch and Clean & Jerk.
The 26-year-old lifter failed in his first attempt to snatch 85kg but went on to lift it in his second attempt which was pretty much the same story in the 90kg lift where he was only finally able to lift it in his third attempt giving him a total of 90kg in the snatch category.
Earlier in the day, things continue to go the other way for Sierra Leone in the Mens 100m when Holland based Solomon Bockarie, and United Kingdom based Gibrilla Pato Bangura and Adel Sesay all failed to qualify in their heat to the next rounds.
Bockarie finished sixth in heat 2 with a time of 10.83 with Jamaican Jason Livermore winning the heat clocking 10.26 seconds with Gibril Pato Bangura in heat seven finishing 5th with a time of 10.79 seconds as Antigua and Barbuda Daniel Bailey won the heat in a time of 10.30 seconds. Adel Sesay finished 7th in his heat with a time of 11.02 seconds.
In the women’s category, Michaela Kargbo finished in 6th position with a time of 12.33 seconds, while Sierra Leone overseas based Hafsatu Kamara of the USA outweighed by her opponents finished in 5th placed with a time of 12.14 seconds.
In the 400 meters Catherine Ugo Eke had a brilliant start but fizzled in the last 100 meters finishing 5th with a time of 54.80 seconds with Mariatu Suma finishing 7th in her Heat in a time of 57.15 seconds, While Rebecca Ansumana was a no show for her Heat.
With such poor performance it begs the question is it the fault of the athletes or is sports just plain not well structured or rotten in our country where we have an abundance of talents. Maybe the nation’s politicians need to have a parliamentary hearing to hold people responsible so as to prevent such poor showing in the future especially at the Olympic Games in Brazil which is just two years away.