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gambia

gambia
Capital
Banjul

Population
1,381,000

Independence
1965
National sports hero
Jatto Ceesay (football)

Watch out for
Mataar Njie (100m)

Seven appearances at the Games have brought just one medal.

That came in their first appearance in 1970 when Sheikh Faye took bronze in the high jump. But a team of eight had no luck in Malaysia last time out.

Did you know?
Wrestling is the national sport in the Gambia, where it is commonly known as “Borreh”.

Musicians beat drums during each fight until one man is put on his back in the sand.

The winner circles the crowd in a victory dance after each bout, sometimes joined by his family, to collect money for his triumph.

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