African Championship: Kamara fails to progress in 200m


June 27, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Sierra Leone Olympic solidarity athlete Hafsatu Kamara has failed to progress from her heat one (1) in the 200 metres of the ongoing Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Senior African Championships in Durban, South Africa.

Kamara, who booked her qualification spot to the championship after clocking 11.61 seconds with a legal wind reading of 0.8 m/s at the Altis summer series in Phoenix Arizona, United States of America in May, cannot join the four other qualifiers in her heat as she finished in fifth position with 24.99 sec.

South African Justine Palframan topped the heat with 23.45 sec followed by Loungo Qmatihaku of Botsowana with 23.99 sec and Mauritius Aurelie Alcindor in third with 24.42sec.

Kamara became the second Sierra Leonean athletes who failed to reach the finals of an event after sprinter Ngozi Musa, who last Thursday failed to reach the finals of the 100m in the same Championships.

Unlike her countryman, Musa advanced from her Heat two (2) after clocking a less impressive 11.71seconds to finish third behind heat winner Assia Qraziki of Morocco and Swaziland’s Phumlile Qndzinisa, who finished first and second respectively with a time of 11.45sec and with 11.67seconds.