Sierra Leone Triathlon Team were honored with a Silver medal for Resilience and Noteworthy Performances at the just concluded 2023 World Triathlon Development Regional Cup in Senegal.

Winston Crowther, the President of the Sierra Leone National Triathlon Association, presented Hawa Jawara’s silver medal to Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to Senegal, Alhaji Brima Elvis Koroma, at the team’s camp in Saly, outside Dakar. During the ceremony, Ambassador Koroma praised Hawa for her silver medal and commended the entire team’s resilience in overcoming challenges during their road journey.

At the 2023 World Triathlon Development Regional Cup, Sierra Leone’s athletes delivered noteworthy performances. Hawa Jawara secured a silver medal in the youth category, narrowly missing the top spot to Senegal. Kenya dominated the Elite Category, securing championships for both male and female events, while Senegal claimed 2nd and 3rd positions. Sierra Leone’s Minkailu M Conteh and Ibrahim A Turay secured the 5th and 6th positions.

In the Elite Female Category, Kadijatu M Sankoh claimed 4th place, while in the Male Youth Category, Karim Mansaray and Fofanah Alhaji Saccoh secured 4th and 5th places. These young Sierra Leonean athletes, participating in their inaugural competition, received mentoring sessions from the world triathlon-appointed head coach.

Expressing gratitude for Ambassador Koroma’s timely assistance at the Senegalese border, President Crowther appreciated the Ambassador’s collaboration with Senegalese Ministries of Sports and Interior to facilitate the team’s clearance, particularly given the presence of children.

Ambassador Koroma encouraged the athletes to maintain dedication, underscoring their crucial role in bringing more honors to Sierra Leone. Additionally, the team is slated to join a development camp for young African athletes preparing for the 2026 Youth Olympic Games in Dakar, marking a positive stride for Sierra Leonean triathlon on the global stage.