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Aisha sets new 400 meters hurdles national record

May 18, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Aisha Naibe-wey has once again broken her own national record in the 400 metres hurdles with a new time of 57.84 seconds at the ACC Conference Championships on Sunday, 15 May, 2016.

Naibe-wey, who recently committed to represent Sierra Leone athletics, did not only break the national record for Sierra Leone but also met the qualifying standards for the African Athletics Championships slated for Durban South Africa this June, with  59.5 seconds.

Already, she is hopeful of also making the Olympic qualifying time of 56.20 seconds by 11 July, 2016 when the Olympic Games qualifiers close.

Aisha joins the likes of Hafsa Kamara of Arizona, Maggie Barrie of The Ohio State University, Ngozi Musa of Harvard University, Ishmael Kamara of Clemson University, Mohamed Cisse of Duquesne University and Darrell Gooding of Farleigh Dickinson University who all came onboard recently to compete for Sierra Leone.

 Aisha is a graduate student studying for her Master’s degree at the University of Virginia and recently came onboard to represent Sierra Leone athletics in what is a new national trend of athletes born to Sierra Leonean parents in the Diaspora.

Born and raised in England to a Sierra Leonean mother, Aisha decided few months ago, like many of her US counterparts, to wear the Sierra Leone colours at the International level, making Sierra Leone one of the more potent forces in the future in Athletics.

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