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Reading: Sierra Leone’s Para Powerlifting Stars Shine

Sierra Leone’s Para Powerlifting Stars Shine

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In a momentous achievement, Sierra Leone has produced two outstanding athletes who have left an indelible mark on the Para Powerlifting world. Arold Sheka Kamara and Rugiatu Sankoh, both hailing from this West African nation, have etched their names in history by setting remarkable records at the 2024 World Para Powerlifting World Cup held in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

This prestigious competition, which also served as a qualifying event for the upcoming Paralympic Games in Paris, France, witnessed extraordinary performances by these exceptional athletes.

Arold Sheka Kamara: A Rising Star

Kamara, a rising star in the sport, made a spectacular debut in the Men’s Up to 65kg category. His display of sheer strength and impeccable technique left spectators in awe. Across his three attempts, Kamara lifted a combined total of 285kg, setting a new national record for Sierra Leone. Notably, this achievement also reverberated across the entire Zone 2 West Africa region.

Despite finishing in a three-way tie for third place, Kamara narrowly missed out on a medal due to technical considerations. Undeterred, he expressed unwavering determination to further enhance his performance in future competitions. Keep an eye on this promising athlete as he continues to ascend in the world of Para Powerlifting.

Rugiatu Sankoh: Breaking Barriers

Rugiatu Sankoh, competing in the Women’s Up to 86kg category, etched her name in the annals of Sierra Leonean sports history. She became the first Sierra Leonean woman with a disability to participate in such a high-level competition. Sankoh’s poise, control, and unwavering spirit were evident throughout her attempts.

Rugiatu Sankoh: Breaking Barriers

Rugiatu Sankoh, competing in the Women’s Up to 86kg category, etched her name in the annals of Sierra Leonean sports history. She became the first Sierra Leonean woman with a disability to participate in such a high-level competition. Sankoh’s poise, control, and unwavering spirit were evident throughout her attempts.

In a defining moment, Sankoh lifted a weight of 45kg, setting yet another record—this time for both Sierra Leone and Zone 2 West Africa. Her trailblazing journey serves as an inspiration to athletes across the nation, proving that determination knows no bounds.

As the countdown to the Paralympic Games in Paris continues, Sierra Leone celebrates the achievements of Kamara and Sankoh, recognizing their resilience, skill, and unwavering commitment to excellence. These remarkable athletes have not only made their mark on the global stage but have also ignited hope and pride within their homeland

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