Liberia Wins Silver, 3 Bronzes in Sierra Leone

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Liberia's silver medalist Anis Farag posts with the Liberian flag as he awaits his medal

The national track & field team, Lone Star, over the weekend won silver and 3 bronze medals in the 91st Traditional Boxing Day competition at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Anis Farag who previously won gold in the 2016 edition of the event, collected the lone silver medal after finishing 2nd in 1500m and later collected bronze, having finished 3rd in the 5000m. The other bronze medals went to Nancy Saah who finished 3rd in Long Jump, and Charles Gbelie who finished 3rd in the short putt finals.

This sums up the total of nine medals- one gold, three silvers and five bronzes in the Lone Star last two appearances in the event.

A 14-man delegation of Liberia’s Lone Star track & field team left Liberia on Friday, December 22 to participate in the competition.

The delegation was comprised of 10 athletes and four officials, led by the head coach of the Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF), Samuel Cooper.

The 10 athletes who traveled with the delegation were selected from among 54 entrants at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex.

The athletes include Nancy Saah (100m/200m/Long Jump); Lucy Massaquoi (1500m); Otricia Borkuah (Long Jump/High Jump); and Anis Faraj (1500m/5000m).

Others: Philip Lademo (400m); Kadmiel Enders (High Jump); Andrew Kpehe (1500m/ 5000m); Marcox Sackie (800m); Rahin Nah (100m/200m); and Charles Gbelia (100m/200m/Shot Put).

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