July 07 2021Countdown to Tokyo 2020!
Sierra Dolphins set to return home.
Joshua JJ Wyse and Tity Dumbuya will be returning home this weekend to join the Sierra Leone Swimming Team that will be going to the 2020 Tokyo Games in Japan.
The two have undergone training abroad in Camps in Stellenbosch, South Africa, conducted by the African Swimming Federation (CANA) and in Milan, Italy conducted by Sierra Leone Swimming, Italian, Sporting Director, Mario Franchi and the H2O Swim Team based in Monza.
The Sierra Dolphins team is presently at H20 swimming pool preparing for training.
Both swimmers expressed their happiness in being exposed to and being trained in both high facility training centers.
"We are very grateful to the Sierra Leone Swimming Association for keeping up to their promise by supporting us to train in such advanced centers despite all their financial constraints.", team captain Joshua Wyse told this writer.
Concluding, Tity Dumbuya stated that they were going to represent the country admirably in Japan both in and out of the pool.
"Being debutantes at the Olympics, and me being the national record holder on the 50m Freestyle Event, our aim is to set new national records at the games and achieve the FINA standard times."
Coach Sheku Conteh thanked the Association for supporting his proposal for the swimmers to go to training camps as part of their Olympic preparation, despite their financial difficulties.
Thinking ahead, he said that Tokyo 2020 will be the blooding of the young athletes who will also be representing the country at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next year.