28-year-old Liberian international sprinter, Emmanuel Matadi is IMPRESSIVE AS EVER, making it through the 1st round, then on to the semifinals at the World Championships in Doha.

The 6ft2’-tall 100 and 200 meters international sprinter has been running for his beloved country for the past three years, ably upholding the red, white and blue flag in the 2016 Rio Olympics, African Senior Championship and 2017 World Championships. He has become more than just a sprinter in the eyes of Liberians, but more like a national hero.

Born in Liberia, Matadi attended the University Of Louisville before transferring to Minnesota State University, Mankato. At MNSU, Matadi won national titles in the 100 meters and 200 meters. He also won Division II NCAA national titles in the 100 meters and 200 meters at Minnesota State, Mankato. He proudly holds Liberia’s national records in the 60, 100 and 200 meter races.

Sources: Bookman Muapoe