May 16, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr
Sierra Leonean quintet; Mariatu Koroma, Dolly Mustapha, Ismail Dudu Kamara, Mariama Conteh and Bockarie Sesay will all take the Baku Olympic Stadium track today as they bid for qualification on the track.
In the morning session, Sierra Leone’s 2015 All African Games representative, Mariatu Koroma has been placed in Heat 2 of the100m dash alongside Nigerian-born Iman Essa Jasim of Bahraini, Ivory Coast Ange Bénédicte N’Dri, Farzaneh Fasihi of Iran, Zakiyya Hasanova of Azeribijan and Alaa Hikmat1 Al-Qaysi of Iran.
Dolly Mustapha will face the likes of Nimet Karakus of Turkey and Pakistan Samra Shabbir in Heat 4, while in the male category, Rio 2016 runner Ismail Dudu Kamara will be in Heat 5 alongside side Gambia’s Adama Jammeh and Jamaica-born Turkish sprinter Emre Zafer Barnes.
Mariama Conteh who gained experience from the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo will be competing in in Heat 2 of the 800m women as she will battle against experience Moroccan Malika Akkaoui.
The Evening Session will involve 2010 India Commonwealth and 2015 Congo All African Games participant Bockarie Sesay who will run in the 400m, while Paralympian George Wyndham will compete in the Shot Put F56 event.