2021 Olympics LIVE: Checkout Sierra Leone at The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremonies
Sierra Leone is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s will be the nations 12th appearance at the Summer Olympics since its debut in 1968, except for two occasions.
Sierra Leone failed to register any athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, and also joined the rest of the African nations to boycott the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
The two-hour-long parade of nations at the opening ceremonies is always a fashion showpiece, and even with the pandemic, this year’s collection brought the heat and the cringe.
Team Sierra Leone is getting ready to showcase its talented athletes to the world with a tight schedule in the coming week.
Sierra Leone’s Judoka, Frederick Harrison will be competing on Tuesday 27th July 2021 in the men’s Judo 81kg category against Murad Fatiyev of Azerbaijan. This is the first time a judo athlete from Sierra Leone will be competing in the Olympics.
Friday, July 30th will be a busy day in the Sierra Leone camp, as three (3) athletes will be flexing their muscles in their various events.
Sierra Leonean USA based sprinter, Maggie Barrie, will be competing in the 100-metre preliminaries, whiles swimmers, Joshua Wyse and Titi Dumbuya will be also competing in the men and women 50-metre freestyle.
Meanwhile, the Chef De Mission of the NOC-SL, Unisa Deen Kargbo has confirmed that Sierra Leone has been invited to compete in the Trampoline event at the games.
Below is the picture of Sierra Leone team at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
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