Participants

Hafsatu KAMARA

Hafsatu KAMARA
    Athletics
Birth Date:  07 Dec 1991
Place of Birth:  Freetown
Country of birth:  SLE
Age:  26
Gender:   Female

Weight (Kg):  0

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's 100m  
Women's 200m  

Hafsatu KAMARA - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 14:05
Women's 100m Round 1 - Heat 1
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 12:27
Women's 200m Round 1 - Heat 2
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 100m 5r1h5 12.14
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 200m 6r1h5 25.12
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 4 x 100m Relay DNS -
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 4 x 400m Relay DNS -

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 100m 8r1h2 12.22

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2015 Beijing, CHN Women's 100m 7r1h6 12.13

Hobbies

Learning Arabic. Loves training and coaching young athletes. Enjoys reggae and dancehall. (switsalone.com, 25 Jul 2016)


Occupation

Physical therapy technician at The Orthopedic Clinic Association (tocamd.com, 26 Jul 2016)


Education

Kinesiology exercise science; Clinical Doctorate in physical therapy


Ambition

“A personal goal of mine is to be the first Sierra Leonean to medal in a major competition and to rewrite my country’s athletic history with my name.” (tocamd.com, 26 Jul 2016)


Influence

Inspired by boxer Muhammad ALI (USA), sprinter Evelyn ASHFORD (USA) and tennis player Serena WILLIAMS (USA). (switsalone.com, 25 Jul 2016)


Additional information

RECORD
Trained at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, in 2015, where she set a national 100m record of 11.78 seconds. (switsalone.com, 25 Jul 2016)


STATEMENT
First title was the 100m in 2013, at the West African II meeting in Burkina Faso. (switsalone.com, 25 Jul 2016).


JOURNEY
Born in the USA, she looks up to her parents who left Sierra Leone for the USA to give their family better opportunities. “I was born in Virginia, USA, but I started track as a child in Africa when I was in Sierra Leone being raised by my grandparents. (switsalone.com, 25 Jul 2016; tocamd.com, 26 Jul 2016).


HONOUR
Flagbearer for Sierra Leone at the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Also the flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (olympic.org, 21 Aug 2016; GC2018, 3 Apr 2018)



Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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