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Sierra Leone’s Young Swimmer Shines at All-African Games Debut

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At this year’s All-African Games Championship in Ghana, Sierra Leone’s aquatic swimmer, Moses Sahr Yongai, made a striking debut, shining brightly as he demonstrated his skills against competitors from Gambia, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Benin, and Equatorial Guinea. 

The impressive ten-year-old completed the race in 29.82 seconds, securing first place in the heat with a remarkable performance.

This achievement represents his season best and personal record in the 50m Butterfly, surpassing his previous entry time of 33.47 seconds set at the Africa Aquatics Zone 2 Swimming Championships held last year in Accra.

However, in the second heat, Sierra Leone’s Aquatics Captain and Team Leader for Team Sierra Leone at the All-African Games, Joshua J.J. Wyse (23), demonstrated remarkable leadership. Competing in Lane 7 against swimmers from Malawi, Djibouti, Kenya, Seychelles, Angola, and two participants from Ethiopia, Wyse clocked in at 28.70 seconds, securing the 5th position.

Wyse’s performance set both a personal and season best, signalling the start of Sierra Leone’s journey towards the Paris 2024 Olympics, according to Reginald Brian O Sawyerr.

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