August 23, 2018
By Sahr Morris Jnr
Sierra Leone’s female wrestler, Massah Jalloh, has on Monday officially presented his bronze medal from the Youth Africa Games to the Executive and officials of the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone at their Howe Street office in Freetown.
Jalloh secured the bronze medal from her 69 kg fight in the game, and her success was the only medal won by Sierra Leone in the competition.
Before the official handing over ceremony, Sierra Leone’s Chef De Mission, Unisa Deen Kargbo, said this time Sierra Leone returned home with a medal from international Games.
“We returned home with laurel for the first time from the Youth African Games,” he said, adding they would be making a similar presentation to the Minister of Sports.
Vice President of the NOC-SLE, Abdul Karim Sesay, expressed special thanks to the female wrestler for an outstanding job in the Games.
He said that was the first time in the history of Sierra Leone an athlete went to the Youth African Games and returned home with a medal.
He said: “This would go down in the history of our country that Massah Jalloh was the first Sierra athlete to win a medal for Sierra Leone from the Youth African Games.
“The NOC-SLE are not the only happy people, the people of Sierra Leone are very much happy and grateful for the wonderful gift she has brought home.” The NOC-SLE Vice President advised the wrestler to keep working hard to achieve more success for Sierra Leone.
Bronze-winning medalist, Massah Jalloh, expressed her happiness for such success and also dedicates the medal to her parents.