Sierra Leonean born athlete, Ali Daddy Bangura after recently winning the SW’s 200 meters champions in Australia is now eager to represent Australia in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.
The 24-year-old who is now a potential representative for Australia in Delhi, overrun West’s sprinter Joel Milburn in 21.01 seconds, half a second outside the state record as he completed the sprint double.
Bangura who was one of the Sierra Leonean athletes who seek asylum in Australia after the 2006 Commonwealth Games is now targeting another success in the national competition before he can be assured a place in the Australia team.
‘It’s definitely a better life here as well as stronger competition. I prefer the 200 meters and use the shorter distance to sharpen my running,’ Ali said. ‘Now I want to be part of the Australian team and will see what happens after the Nationals.’
Bangura competed at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and spent most of last season in Canberra before transferring to Sydney’s Bankstown club.