Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – Sierra Leonean sprinter Hafsatu Kamara, a two-time Olympian and the national record holder in the 100 meters, declared her return to competitive athletics after a two-year hiatus due to injuries. Expressing her enthusiasm, Kamara stated, “I have been training hard for the past year, and I am feeling stronger and faster than ever before.”
Kamara’s last competition was at the 2021 African Championships in Athletics, where she secured a fourth-place finish in the 100 meters. She is gearing up to compete in the 100 meters and 200 meters at the 2024 African Championships in Athletics in Morocco, with hopes of qualifying for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Despite acknowledging the challenges ahead, Kamara is confident in her ability to achieve her goals, emphasizing her commitment to hard work and dedication at the highest level.
As a national hero in Sierra Leone, Kamara’s return to the track is expected to significantly boost the country’s athletics program. Her story serves as an inspiration to young athletes globally, embodying determination and perseverance. BT/17/11/2023