Liberia’s first time Olympics finalist, Joseph Fahnbulleh, is inching closer to win his country’s first Olympic medal as he returns on the track Wednesday at about 12:55pm local time.
The 19-year-old races to the fǐnals on Tuesday when he clocked 19.99 seconds in the semis.
Fahnbulleh is Liberia’s remaining athlete at the Olympics, and is been praised and described as the “Lone Star.”
Ebony Morrison bowed out in the semis but performed superbly with a new personal record of her best time (12.7 seconds in the Women 100m hurdle).
The 26-year-old’s best time automatically qualified her for the World’s Games and deserves a scholarship from the Liberia National Olympic Committee ( LNOC).
Emmanuel Matadi has been ruled-out because of injury. The 30 years old dropped in the preliminary.
Fahnbulleh, a US based athlete, came into limelight when he emerged as winner in the 200m race at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships – Men’s 200 meter dash in the USA.
He clocked 19.91 seconds which makes him the 20th fastest man in the World in 2021 and second African behind Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru.
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