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Posted by Oonah on July 29, 2012

This is the second part in the series where we are highlighting Diaspora-Africans who are representing different countries other than their indigenous ones.

As I said in the blog before this, the aim of doing this is to honor these sportsmen and women for their hard work and ability to participate in such a high-profile sporting event.

As we all know, being nominated to represent any country at the Olympics is, in itself, an acknowledgment of a person’s capabilities and only comes as a result of arduous and consistent training.

A great big "well done" to these sports men and women. Their names, sporting categories and countries are listed below with pictures.

FOLUKE AKINRADEWO – U.S. VOLLEYBALL (NIGERIA)



CHIOMA AMAECHI – U.S. WEIGHTLIFTING (NIGERIA)




LADJI DOUCOURE – FRANCE, 110 HURDLES ( MALI&SENEGAL)




ABDELLATIF MEFTAH – FRANCE, MARATHON (MOROCCO)




MAHIEDINE MEKHISSI BENABBAD – FRANCE,3000M STEEPLE CHASE (ALGERIA)




SALIM SDIRI – FRANCE, LONG JUMP (TUNISIA)



VERONIQUE MANG – FRANCE, 100M (CAMEROON)



REINA FLOR OKORI – FRANCE, 100M (GABON)



MYRIAM SOUMARE – FRANCE, 200M (MAURITANIA)



ANTOINETTE NANA DJIMOU IDA – FRANCE, HEPTATHLON (CAMEROON)



YAKHOUBA DIAWARA – FRANCE, BASKETBALL



YANNICK BOKOLO – FRANCE, BASKETBALL (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)



ALI TRAORE – FRANCE, BASKETBALL (COTE D'IVOIRE)



ABDI ABDIRAHMAN – U.S. 10,000M (SOMALIA)



NORDINE OUBAALI – FRANCE, BOXING (MOROCCO)



DAOUDA KARABOUE – FRANCE, HANDBALL (ABIDJAN)



NINA KAMTO NJITAM – FRANCE, HANDBALL (CAMEROON)



MARIAMA SIGNATE – FRANCE, HANDBALL (SENEGAL)




GEVRISE EMANE – FRANCE, JUDO (CAMEROON)



VENCELAS DABAYA – FRANCE, WEIGHTLIFTING (CAMEROON)



JO-WILFRIED TSONGA – FRANCE, LAWN TENNIS (CONGO)



KAMGHE GABA – GERMANY, 400M




That’s about it for this blog edition.
I wish all these athletes great success at the Games.
Viva l’Afrique!!!
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