Thursday, 3 August 2017

Cameroonian Athletes From The Just Ended Francophonie Games, Gets Heroic Welcome, As They Bring Along 23 Medals From Their Exploits

Photo de: 2017 La Francophonie Games: Team Cameroon receives special reception back home

Cameroonian athletes are back in the country after grabbing twenty-one medals, five in gold, seven silver and nine bronze at the just ended 8th edition of La Francophonie Games in Abidjan, Cote d’ivore.
They where welcomed at the Yaounde Nsimalen Airport in a grand style by dance groups,the sports family and well wishers led by Secretary Generals in the Ministry of Sports and that of Arts and Culture, CRTV reports.
On board were a total of 128 members, 80 athletes who participated in ten sporting disciplines and cultural activities and 39 members of the technical amongst others.

Their arrival at the airport was marked by patriotic songs  and dances interpreting the happinesses in the fans and family members.
Twenty-five distinguised athletes were saluted by the Secretary General in the Ministry of Sports and Physical and that of Arts and Culture for their brilliance and agility at the games in which  Cameroon was ranked seven on the general classification table.
Joseph Emilienne Essomo Tiako who won two precious metals in gold and a silver in the category of 58 and 60 kg African Wrestling took center stage and was praised by many for making Cameroon proud.
Other outstanding athletes like Auriol Ndongo,Sandrine Mbumi,Timothee Noah and many more were given an outstanding ovation by the sports family,friends,loved ones and members of government.
A special reception was reserved for the delegation whose performance has greatly improved as compared to their last outing at the 2013 La Francophonie Games in Nice, France.
Speaking to the CRTV crew, the Secretary General in the Ministry of Sports and Physical Education, Mouthar Ousame expressed his joy with the performances which he described as the best so far for Cameroon in the history of La Francophonie.
Canada has been designated as the host of the 9th edition of La Francophonie games to take place in 2021.

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