Faye Njie who won silver at the African Judo championship in Dakar on Friday, has secured a spot at the Tokyo Olympics Games.
Though other Gambian talents are yet to secure their spots at the Tokyo Olympics Games—,Faye has secure his ; paving the way to partake in the Olympics for the second time in a row.
Shared on the official Olympic Gambia instagram page, the committee wrote ‘done and seal, olypmic spot seured with style’.
Meeting with the Gambia National Olympics Commite second President Lamin Kabba Bajo, he assured the commitee’s support to Njie as he prepares for to appear in the Tokyo Olympic games.
We are so proud of you we and we will support you in all aspect to have a good preparations for olympic. Keep it up and enjoy the moment, said Bajo during the meetup.
Moving away from Judo, Gambian sprinter—Gina Bass currently holds best African time of the year in the women’s 200m placing her in the 12th places in the world.
She is also ‘notably’ ahead of Nigeria’s Favor Ofillli, Blessing Okagbare, Zambian Rhida Njobvu and Namibian Beatrice Masillingi. This has cleared the path to have the minimum qualification required to participate in the Tokyo Olympics.
The Tokyo Olympics Games is set to be celebrated from the 23rd of July to August 2021.