Ace Gambian sprinter Gina Bass has assured Gambians that she will continue to work hard and bring more medals for the country.
Gina, 24, made these remarks in an exclusive interview with The Chronicle after finishing sixth in the women 200m final at the recently concluded 2019 World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar.
“I really appreciate the love and support that Gambians continue to show me, Gina said. “I will continue to work hard and win more medals for The Gambia.”
After her race, Gambians both home and abroad took to social media specially Facebook to congratulate Gina. “I am really proud of Gina Bass, Ousman Jeng wrote on his Facebook timeline. She’s taking the name of our county to higher heights.”
Another Gina admirer Oko Drammeh described her as a heroine. “She’s a superwoman who continues to raise The Gambian flag higher. She did well in many ways, not only by being there but putting The Gambian name and flag on the world stage. My wish is to send her to a sports training University in the USA where she can become a super athlete.”
In August, Gina set a new national record of 22:58 at the African Games in Morocco after outclassing Ivorian Marie Josee Tallou who is regarded as Africa’s fastest.
‘’Anytime I think about the love and hope Gambian have in me, I feel like running my heart out, Gina said. “I’ve improved since the last world championships because I couldn’t even qualify to the finals then, but thank God that this year I went up to the final. “Gambia is all that I have and I will continue fighting for more glory.”
Gina is now set to return to the high performance centre in Dakar where she would start training for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.