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Sierra Leone Judo Delegation says the Olympic Training Camp gave them newfound confidence and skills


The Sierra Leone Judo delegation returned triumphant from their training camp at the prestigious Olympic training center in Switzerland on Monday, July 31, 2023. The camp was designed to prepare the athletes for the Olympic Games, and it proved to be highly beneficial for the development of the sport in Sierra Leone.


Led by Coach Harris Fridrick, the delegation consisted of two exceptional athletes, Francis Massaquoi and Mariama Koroma. The athletes learned a variety of new skills and techniques at the camp, and they also had the opportunity to compete against some of the best judokas in the world.


The President of the National Olympic Committee of Sierra Leone (NOC-SLE), Prince Sualley, congratulated the delegation on their performance and praised their commitment to representing Sierra Leone on the international stage. Both athletes expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the training camp, and they said that it had helped them to improve their judo to a new level. They are now confident that they can compete at the highest level, and they are excited to represent Sierra Leone at the Olympic Games.



The success of the training camp is a testament to the commitment of the Sierra Leone Judo delegation and the continued support from various organizations, including the NOC-SL, Olympic Solidarity, and the International Judo Federation. As the athletes return home, they carry with them newfound confidence and skills that will undoubtedly elevate the standard of judo in Sierra Leone.


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