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Tunisia Paralympic Grand Prix: Sierra Leone Bags Three Medals

Sierra Leone Paralympic Athletes Juan Faith Jackson and Sorie Kargbo have won two silver and bronze medals in the Tunis 2021 World Para Athletics Grand Prix which took place from Thursday, March 18th to Saturday, March 20th, 2021.

Faith Jackson picked up the third position in the women’s F46 Javeline throw and second in the 100M T46. Kargbo won a Silver medal in 200M in Africa’s largest Para sport competition.

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The Technical Committee in Tunisia has listened to the protest made by Sierra Leone on the issue of separating the athletes after competing in clustered classes. A decision was reached this night and Sierra Leone has been given its hard-won medals. Team Salone has collected three medals and one will be decided tomorrow.

From left: Sorie Kargbo and middle Juan Faith Jackson

After the last decision, tomorrow Sierra Leone is hopeful to take Silver in the 200M women.

Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a writer, editor, and storyteller. He was born in Bo, Southern Sierra Leone. Started his primary school at the Bo District Educational Council Primary School, Abu Bakarr Jalloh was the top pupil from primary one to three. In 2005, his family relocated to the capital Freetown where he furthered his primary education at the Holy Trinity Primary School, Kissy Road. Abu Bakarr Jalloh became a force to reckon with throughout his primary 4-6 at the Holy Trinity Primary School. In 2008/2009, he enrolled at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Junior Secondary School where he started his JSS 1-3 and he went on to top the list of the best student in the 2011 Basic Education Certificate Examination and also 7th best student in the whole of Port Loko District. In 2011/2012 he attended the Government Municipal Senior Secondary School where he attained his West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in 2015. Abu Bakarr Jalloh is now a student of the Njala University, Njala Campus pursuing a degree in Bsc Agricultural Economics. He is a very brilliant writer, editor, and storyteller that is passionate about telling Sierra Leonean stories undiluted using a mobile phone. He is also keen on highlighting national issues affecting Sierra Leoneans.

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