By Sulayman Bah
Gambia’s Gina Bass is eyeing success in the IAAF World Championship hot on the heels of a rampaging performance in the recently concluded All-Africa Games in Morocco.
The 24-year-old nation’s pride is currently the fastest woman in Africa having dethroned Marie Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast who was one time the standout in both the women’s 100m and 200m.
Bass, gifted title deeds by the presidency in a rare show of appreciation to a sport that has suffered over two decades of cold shoulder treatment from government, sealed a place in the Games in Doha following her incredible 200m dash.
She has already departed the country’s shores to Senegal for preparations for the championship which begins September 27th