Gambia: Gina Misses Out On 100 Million Olympics Finals


Gambia’s track queen, Gina Bass finished 6th position in her 100 meters semifinal run on Saturday to miss out on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games finals. She clocked 11.16 seconds in her latest run.

Earlier on Friday, Gina qualified for th

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e 100 meters semifinals after finishing 4th in the round one heats. She clocked 11.12 seconds to set a new national record for The Gambia.

The track queen recorded her name in the history books in 2019 after winning the 200m gold at the Africa Games. She beat Ivorian Marie Josee Tallou, who was regarded as Africa’s fastest, setting a new national record with a time of 22:58.

The 26-year old Gambian athlete, who competes in sprinting events won bronze in the 200 metres at the 2016 African Championships, therefore securing her qualification for the 2016 Summer Olympics and was the Gambian flag bearer.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she placed 52nd in the 200 metres heats and did not qualify for the semifinals.

Gina, is the first ever Gambian to qualify for the finals at the World Athletics Championships.

She currently holds national records in the 100 and 200 metres.

Gambia’s track and field queen finished second position in the 100m event at the 12th edition of the Montreuil Meeting in France.

The Gambia’s best female sprinter, clocked 11.30 seconds as she finished behind Marie Jose Talou, the sprinter she beat in 2019 during the 200m event at the 12th African Games in Rabat.