Isn’t it exciting! Two new nations left the terrible never medalled at the Olympics club this summer: Gabon and Bahrain (who won with a woman athlete to boot!). Gabon is in former French West Africa and Bahrain, where we used to/still have a base, is an island in the Persian Gulf.
Gabon’s medal came in taekwando; Anthony Obame took the silver medal in the heavyweight division, losing to Italian Carlo Molfetta in the finals:
Obame said he hoped his silver would just be the first of many medals for Gabon.
“I think it’s a good start for us. We have to try to get more medals in the future,” he told reporters. “For now it’s just me, but I hope that other people from Gabon will win medals at other Olympic Games and have the same success as me.”
I am sure Obame will be a national hero. Maybe Gabon will try curling? Here’s the national anthem for Gabon.