“The value is not in the money. The value is in the cooperation.” – Samuel Koimene
On August 4, Samuel Komiene decided to take action. He, along with friends: Angelo Koimene, Thomas Yolain, and Chris Konneh make up “The Herd”, a group that symbolizes unity and togetherness. The Herd is responsible for the $10,000 “Supporting Our Own: Olympian” GoFundMe Campaign circulating around the internet. In 14 days, the campaign raised $1,990, but still has a long way to go. Below, Samuel shares what inspired him and his friends to start the campaign and how he plans to get the money to the athletes.
Continue reading LIBERIAN SOCIAL GROUP COMES TOGETHER TO RAISE MONEY FOR LIBERIA’S OLYMPIANS
Emmanuel Matadi wraps up his Olympic debut with a 20.49 seconds run in Round 1 of the Men’s 200 meters. He ranks 30 out of the 76 athletes who competed. Liberia will not advance to the semi-finals, but both Matadi and Kromah have represented the nation well and made Liberians around the world proud.
Stay tuned. These athletes have a long road ahead of them to the next major competition. We might just see them next year at the World Athletics Championship in London. Let’s go Team Liberia!
Emmanuel Matadi runs the men’s 200 meters today. Round 1 starts at 2:50 pm Liberian Standard Time and 10:50 am US Eastern Standard Time (7:30 am US Pacific Time)
We will post results after the race. Visit Rio2016 for immediate results. Wish Matadi well. Go Team LIB!!!
Written by Manseen Logan, Photos from LIB Olympic Blog
In a video posted on Social Media, Liberia’s Olympic Team inch their bodies into two round inflated white tubs filled with ice cold water. The expressions on the athletes’ faces says everything. Wet. Freezing. Uncomfortable. One athlete clenches a towel between his fingers and tenses his body as he tries to keep himself from shivering. Then a voice appears from behind the camera encouraging the athlete to hang on. That voice belonged to Chiropractor Dr. Alaric Diggs.
Continue reading ALARIC DIGGS: THE LIBERIAN OLYMPIC DOCTOR
It is day 9 and the medal count is steadily rising. Team USA remains in the lead with 60 total medals. The top five countries to earn medals are USA, China, Great Britain, Germany, and Japan.
The top five African country medal earners are: Kenya (3), Ethiopia (4), South Africa (6), Egypt (2), and Tunisia (1). Both Kenya and Ethiopia have received a gold medal. Kenya earned its gold in the women’s marathon and Ethiopia earned its gold in the women’s 10,000m run.
A full medal count can be viewed on the Rio 2016 Olympic Website.
Emmanuel Matadi places 6th in his Men’s 100 meters heat clocking a 10.31 sec race. He will not advance to the Men’s 100 m Semi-finals, but he still has a chance in the Men’s 200 meters race on Tuesday August 16.
Mariam finishes up her Women’s 400m Olympic debut in 52.73 secs. Great job and thanks for representing Liberia. She will not advance to the Semi finals, but she ran a good race.
Emmanuel Matadi runs the men’s 100 meters today. The Event starts at 12:30 pm Liberian Standard Time and 8:30 am US Eastern Standard Time (5:30am US Pacific Time)
Mariam Kromah runs the women’s 400 meters today. The Event starts at 2 pm Liberian Standard Time and 10 am US Eastern Standard Time (7 am US Pacific Time).
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Liberian Team practice for BIG race.
Matadi practicing on the track with Coach Cooper.
Mariam at practice.
Mariam preparing for practice.
Dr. Diggs works on Matadi.
Dr. Diggs -Chiropractor for Liberian Team
Coach Cooper, Dr. Diggs and Matadi after practice.
Coach Cooper, Matadi and Dr. Diggs pose after practice.
Coach Cooper and Matadi on the Track preparing for the BIG race.
Coach Cooper instructs Matadi at practice.
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