The Gambia at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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The Gambia at the
2022 Commonwealth Games
Flag of The Gambia.svg
CGF codeGAM
CGAThe Gambia National Olympic Committee
Websitegambianoc.gm
in Birmingham, England
28 July 2022 (2022-07-28) – 8 August 2022 (2022-08-08)
Competitors14 (12 men and 2 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearers (opening)Modou Gamo
Wurrie Njadoe
Flag bearer (closing)TBD
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)

The Gambia will compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England between 28 July and 8 August 2022.[1] It will be The Gambia's twelfth appearance at the Games.

Modou Gamo and Wurrie Njadoe were the country's opening ceremony flagbearers.[2]

On 2nd August, judoka Faye Njie won the country's first Commonwealth Games silver medal and second Commonwealth medal ever (the first being a bronze medal at the 1970 Commonwealth Games).[3]

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Faye Njie Judo Men's 73 kg 2 August

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 4 2 6
Beach volleyball 2 0 2
Boxing 1 0 1
Judo 2 0 2
Para powerlifting 1 0 1
Swimming 2 0 2
Total 12 2 14

Athletics

Men
Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Sengan Jobe 200 m 21.53 5 Did not advance
Alieu Joof 21.49 3 Did not advance
Adama Jammeh 21.72 4 Did not advance
Sengan Jobe
Alieu Joof
Ebrahima Camara
Adama Jammeh
4 × 100 m relay 39.77 3 Q 40.18 6
Women
Track and road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Wurrie Njadoe 100 m 11.50 4 Did not advance
Gina Bass 200 m 22.87 2 Q 23.10 3 q 23.13 5
Wurrie Njadoe 24.12 4 q 23.95 7 Did not advance

Beach volleyball

On 28 March 2022, The Gambia guaranteed qualification for the men's tournament by winning the African Qualifier in Accra, Ghana.[4] The FIVB later confirmed they ultimately qualified directly via the World Rankings (for performances between 16 April 2018 and 31 March 2022).[5]

Two players were selected as of 24 May 2022.[6]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Sainey Jawo
Mbye Babou Jarra
Men's tournament  Hodge /
Seabrookes (SKN)
W 2 - 0
 Yapa /
Rashmika (SRI)
W 2 - 1
 Dearing /
Schacther (CAN)
L 1 - 2
2 Q  Bello /
Bello (ENG)
L 1 - 2
Did not advance

Men's tournament

Group A

Pos Team Pld W L Pts SW SL SR SPW SPL SPR Qualification
1  DearingSchachter (CAN) 3 3 0 6 6 1 6.000 137 96 1.427 Quarterfinals
2  JawoJarra (GAM) 3 2 1 5 5 3 1.667 149 118 1.263
3  YapaRashmika (SRI) 3 1 2 4 3 4 0.750 111 119 0.933 Ranking of third-placed teams
4  HodgeSeabrookes (SKN) 3 0 3 3 0 6 0.000 62 126 0.492


31 July 2022
19:00
 JawoJarra (GAM) 2–0  HodgeSeabrookes (SKN) Smithfield
(21–14, 21–7)
Report

2 August 2022
19:00
 JawoJarra (GAM) 2–1  YapaRashmika (SRI) Smithfield
(21–14, 19–21, 15–9)
Report

4 August 2022
14:30
 DearingSchachter (CAN) 2–1  JawoJarra (GAM) Smithfield
(17–21, 21–19, 15–12)
Report
Quarterfinals
5 August 2022
16:30
 BelloBello (ENG) 2–1  JawoJarra (GAM) Smithfield
(21–16, 20–22, 15–12)
Report

Boxing

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Foday Badjie Middleweight Bye  Bongco (RSA)
L 0 - 5
Did not advance

Judo

Two judoka were selected as of 24 May 2022.[7]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final/BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Faye Njie -73 kg  Mwango (ZAM)
W 10 - 00
 Repiyallage (SRI)
W 10 - 00
 Matsoukatov (CYP)
W PEN
 Powell (ENG)
L 00 - 10
2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Abdourahman Ceesay -81 kg  Kosam (NRU)
L DNS
Did not advance

Para powerlifting

As of 4 May 2022, The Gambia qualified one powerlifter.[8]

Athlete Event Result Rank
Modou Gamo Men's heavyweight 91.3 7

Swimming

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ebrima Buaro 50 m freestyle 27.95 70 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 1:05.15 68 Did not advance
Omar Darboe 100 m freestyle 1:06.44 69 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 3:03.86 19 Did not advance

References

  1. ^ Nelsen, Matt (15 October 2021). "The Queen's Baton Relay returns to The Gambia as part of a 10-week tour through Africa". Around the Rings. Archived from the original on 15 October 2021. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Our joint flag bearer Wurrie Njadoe ready for her maiden commonwealth games". www.facebook.com/. Gambia National Olympic Committee. 28 July 2022. Retrieved 30 July 2022.
  3. ^ Ceesay, Landing (2 August 2022). "Judoka Faye Njie Wins Gambia's First-Ever Medal At Commonwealth Games". www.gambia.com/. Gambia.com. Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Gambia conquers Africa, qualifies to Commonwealth Games". The Standard. 29 March 2022. Archived from the original on 29 March 2022. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Beach Volleyball Line-Up Confirmed For Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games". FIVB. 26 April 2022. Archived from the original on 26 April 2022. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  6. ^ "GNOC announces Team Gambia for 2022 Commonwealth Games". GNOC. 24 May 2022. Archived from the original on 24 June 2022. Retrieved 1 July 2022.
  7. ^ "Judoka(s) Faye Njie and Abdurahman [...]". GNOC (Facebook). 2 June 2022. Retrieved 1 July 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Gambian Para Athlete Qualifies For Birmingham Commonwealth Games". The Voice. 4 May 2022. Archived from the original on 4 May 2022. Retrieved 4 May 2022.

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