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Ebrima Jallow Eyes Gold Medal At CANA Zone II Swimming Championship

Ebrima is one of the country's top swimmers

Gambian swimming sensation, Ebrima Jallow, said he’s ready to finish the 2020 CANA Zone 2 Swimming Championship with a bang as he targets to clinch a gold medal when the championship kicks off from March 5th – 8th in Accra, Ghana.

Current Gambian Open Water Champion, Ebrima was in superb form at the recently ended Tanji Open Water Swimming Championship where he saw-off more than 15 swimmers for the top prize. Since then, he’s been preparing with the national swimming team and believes his preparations have made him a medal hopeful. “My coaches have prepared me so well for this championship,” he told The Chronicle. My target is to win gold medal for the country. I can do it, I believed in my abilities and I have the backing and support of my coach.”

Ebrima Jallow training for the CANA Zone II Championship

Ebrima is among two other Gambian swimmers who are set to compete for glory in Ghana. Among them is Momodou Lamin Saine. The freestyle and butterfly swimmer, was the only Gambian swimmer at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Before that, he represented the country at various international swimming championships, including the World Swimming Championship in Kazan, Russia in 2015.

In March, he was awarded a scholarship by the Federation International De Natation (FINA) to train at the Dakar’s High Performance Training Center. He hopes his rigorous training programs at the center will pay off and propel him to win gold in Ghana. “I’ve received good training and I am ready to execute,” he told The Chronicle. “It’s not going to be an easy one because there will be lot of good swimmers, but the most important thing for me is to focus and do what my coach ask me to.”

Modou Lamin Saine at the training centre in Dakar

The 7th CANA Swimming championship with bring together 22 countries to compete in the new facility at the Trust Emporium in Accra, Ghana.

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