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AFRICAN NATION of GABON wins their FIRST MEDAL EVER!

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.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood “Sandy” Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia’s first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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