Excerpt of the letter by WA President Sebastian Coe to Leonie Etong, President of African Masters Athletics, supplemented by a photo of the award receiver from A.H.
LEONIE ETONG, HER LIFE FOR SPORT AND HER PEOPLE
“Leonie and I have been working together for years now and I always admired her commitment for our sport. She is accepted by the officials and athletes in all ways. For her the family has a priority but her people as well. Leonie Etong supported and served for the athletic movement in Africa and the world.
Cameron – her home country – is well known for events of high class sports and she is still the motor of the activities. It is for me an honour to work with her and support her views and her passion. The award of World Athletics for her service in athletics shows her role model status for all of us.”
Leonie Etong among Kenyan athletes at WMAC 2016 in Perth, AUS. (A.H photo)
Leonie Etong at the 2021 African Masters Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. (Photo AFMA)