Saturday, August 13

Gina Bass, beach volley team through to C’wealth Games semi-finals

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By Arfang M.S Camara

Gambia track queen Gina Bass and Newbie Wurrie Njadoe together with the Gambia beach volleyball team are all through to the ongoing Commonwealth Games semi-finals

Star sprinter Gina Bass and newbie Wurrie Njadoe are in the semi-finals of the women’s 200m semis of the commonwealth games ongoing in England.

Bass earned yet another milestone after running timing of 22:87 finishing second in her heat while Njadoe had 24:12 which gave her a berth in the semis with the fastest best losers.

Bass, who is in her second commonwealth games, is now looking for a historic final in 200m, after missing the slot in the recently concluded World Athletics Championship in Eugene, USA. Njadoe, representing the Gambia for the first time, is now looking for lifetime achievement. Both will run on Friday evening. The men’s counterparts all failed to progress to the next round.

Elsewhere, The Gambia beach volleyball team continued to be surprised, after winning two of their pool matches, the team of Jawo and Jarra faced a Canadian side that tormented their unbeaten run.

The Gambia won set one 21-17, after a resounding fight, Canada bounced back in set two to nail it 21-19 after a tight contest, in the deciding set Gambia made a few errors that gave Canada the breathing space to win 15-11.

Gambia now faces a baptism of fire when they play host England on Friday.