Earlier this month Emmanuel Matadi won the men’s 200m African Championship bronze medal. Five years before that, Jangy Addy won the men’s Decathlon All-Africa Games gold medal and Kou Luogon won the women’s 400m hurdles All-Africa Games bronze medal. These world-class competitors are just three of many Liberian athletes who have shined on the international stage.
Liberians don’t usually hear about these names until the Olympics arrive, but these athletes don’t disappear and reappear every four years.
The Olympic road stretches far beyond the opening and closing ceremonies.