Sierra Leone: The Sierra Leone Swimming, Diving and Water Polo Association, the first and only sporting discipline to present qualified athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have sent the two swimmers to South Africa and Italy for camping and advanced training ahead of the Olympics.
The qualified athletes Joshua Wyse and Tity Dumbuya will be joined at the camp by Mohamed Kamara from the FINA Development Center in Senegal.
The swimmers and their Coach will spend ten days at a CANA (Africa Swimming Federation) Training Camp in Stellenbosch, South Africa, and will do six weeks in Milan and Monza before returning to Sierra Leone to join the delegation that will be going to the Tokyo 2020 games.
Since the qualification of the athletes to the games, and up till now, the association has been finding it difficult to attract support from the National Sports Authority and the Ministry of Sports.
The Sierra Dolphins (Swimming National Team) have represented the country in competitions and championships in all the continents of the world at all levels.
They have been doing so admirably and raising the flag high and have brought so many laurels home.
For the team to make the trip, the Association had to borrow money for air tickets and to undergo all other processes to facilitate the trip to the camp.