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Sierra Leone sends lone athlete for the nation’s second ever Paralympic Games


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LondonEngland — When Mohamed Kamara enters the Olympic Stadium during the 2012 Summer Paralympics Opening Ceremony on Wednesday night representing Sierra Leone, he will become only the second Paralympic competitor to ever represent his country. Sierra Leone’s previous Paralympic appearance came at the 1996 Summer Paralympics when the country as represented by Marah Kelley, a javelin thrower who remains the only female to have ever represented the country at the Paralympics.

Kamara, a T46 classified athletics competitor, is scheduled to race in the men’s 100 and 200 metre events in London. The 200 meters is scheduled for next Saturday and Sunday, the third and fourth days of Paralympic competition, and the 100 meter event is to happen on September 6.

Sierra Leone’s neighbor Liberia will be making their own history, when they make their Paralympic debut when powerlifter James Siaffa competes in London.

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Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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