Tarmoh who was born in San Jose, California, United States of America by Sierra Leonean parents recently told Yahoo Sports that there’s a chance she could represent Sierra Leone at the Rio 2016 Olympics and she is definitely considering that option.
The SLAA general secretary, Dauda Sundufu Sowa was the first to welcome the news saying they will immediately find ways to contact the sprinter to see how far they can go in the discussion.
He said: “This is welcome news for us (the association) and the country. One of our plans is to convince the Diaspora athletes who have Sierra Leonean root to compete for us in international events that was why we had three foreign based athletes during the last Commonwealth games in Scotland.”
The SLAA scribe further revealed that they will summon an emergency meeting to discuss this and will also consider other related development within the association.
Tarmoh was part of the famous 100m tie at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials with Allyson Felix, the reigning U.S. 200m champion and was with the U.S team at the London 2012 Olympic Team in which she ran in the first round of the 4x100m relay that won gold.