Three Liberian Athletes Breaks National Records

Three Liberian Athletes Breaks National Records

February has been a great month for Liberia’s national track team. US-based hurdlers Ebony Morrison and Wellington Zaza, along with sprinter Emmanuel Matadi have all set national records, as they move closer to next month’s 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships.

Morrison and Zaza kicked off the record-breaking spree. At the Mondeville Meeting at Mondeville, France, both hurdlers competed. Morrison ran an outstanding 8.11 seconds in the women’s 60 meters hurdles at the indoor event on Feb. 9. This shaved.05 seconds off her previous personal best, earning her a bronze medal and cementing her position as Liberia’s 60mH women’s record holder.

Zaza ran a new personal best and a national-record-setting time as well. Finishing the race just .01 seconds behind third place, Zaza ran the men’s 60mH in 7.61 seconds. He narrowly missed the bronze medal but secured Liberia’s 60mH men’s record. His new time is .1 seconds faster than his last personal record, which he set last year.

Matadi raced in the American Track League’s Eastern Indoors meet on Feb. 12, just three days after Morrison and Zaza’s performances. Matadi finished the men’s 60 meters in 6.52 seconds at the tournament in Louisville, Kentucky. Matadi not only broke his own national mark of 6.55 seconds set in January, but he also won the event.

All three athletes have qualified for the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships as a consequence of their exceptional performances this season. From March 18 to March 20, the main gathering will be held in Belgrade, Serbia. Liberia is in good shape if recent national records are any indication of how it will perform at the championships.

By Go Team Liberia

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July 2022
  1. Ibrahim, I’m proud of you. I pray you reach where ever you want to 🙏🏽🤲🏽📿 I hope to see you…

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