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Kenya improve on medals, top Africa – DAILY SPORT

Kenya improve on medals, top Africa – DAILY SPORT

Kenya accomplished the Deaflympic Games with 24 medals, finishing in 10th position at Caxias Do Sul in Brazil.

Kenya was the best-ranked region in Africa with a whole of 24 medals (5 gold, 7 silver, and 12 bronze) medals surpassing the 17 medals received in the course of the final opposition in Samsun, Turkey.

Principal Secretary Condition Office for Society and Heritage in the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage Josephta Mukobe who is top the Kenyan contingent.

“Congratulations Team Kenya, you are heroes. I am going to question the National Heroes Council to welcome you properly as true  heroes. Keep on teaching and aiming for greater effectiveness in forthcoming activities” stated Mukobe.

Ukraine topped the medal standings with 137 medals 61 gold, 38 silver and 38 bronze.

This overall performance not only surpassed that of previous edition held in Turkey in 2017 (16 medals 5 gold, 5 silver,  6 bronze), but is the very best at any time given that the region initial took element in the Online games in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1997.

Kenya could have received a lot more medals in the adult males and women’s marathon on the very last day of the online games on Sunday (May possibly 15, 2022) but the athletes were disqualified for lateness.

The 5 marathoners ( 3 adult males and 2 girls) arrived at the starting up issue a couple of minutes to the phone time deadline and had been barred from competing inspite of allegedly informing the race director of their predicament.

“This is a competition that we do not pass up a medal, we wanted to sweep all the medals.

We failed to get element owing to a technological hitch and miscommunication. We arrived at the location just ahead of the race commenced but we had been advised that we can’t be choose part” explained a upset Coach Samuel Kibet.

Grancy Kandagor bronze medalist in the 10,000m expressed disappointment indicating she experienced ready sufficiently for the race.

“I come to feel discouraged due to the fact I did not choose part. I was ready for the marathon just after racing in the 5,000m and 10,000m,” she claimed. Grancy was to deal with the 42km system with compatriot Serah Kimani.

Peter Toroitich, Daniel Kiptum and David Kiptum have been to fly the Kenyan flag in the men’s category. Toroitich who gained a silver medal in the 10,000m said: “We arrived at the starting point, transformed but we were instructed not to be a part of the field. I have set the incident at the rear of me and am relaxed.

Principal Secretary Condition Office for Lifestyle and Heritage in the Ministry of Athletics, Culture and Heritage Josephta Mukobe termed the surprising flip of situations as a mastering curve.

“As management we are taking this as a discovering curve whereby in subsequent activities we are likely to be quite careful that we really do not make little blunders that are heading to cost us medals. Having said that we should really not enable what occurred nowadays dampen our spirits. We are amount 10 in the world and variety 1 in Africa out of 78 international locations and that is a commendable achievement” she stated.

The delayed 24th Summer season Deaflympiad  commenced on Sunday Could 1, 2022 and  concluded on Sunday  May perhaps15, 2022 with a colourful closing ceremony at the Sesi Centro Esportivo indoor gymnasium in the southern Brazilian town. Group Kenya is expected to return dwelling in batches starting Tuesday Might 17, 2022.


1.Men’s 3000m Steeplechase-Lucas Wandia Wanjiru.

2.Men’s 10000m-Symon Cherono Kibai.

3.Men’s 5000m-Symon Cherono Kibai.

4.Men’s 1500m- Ian Wambui Kahinga.

5.Men’s 800m- Elikana Kiprop Rono.


6. Combine 4X400 Relay (George Waweru Muthee, LinetFwambaNanjala, Beryl Atieno Wamira and Isaac AtimaTongi).

7. Men’s 10000m- Peter Toroitich.

8. Women’s 10000m-Serah Wangari Kimani.

9. Women’s 1500m- Sharon Jeptarus Bitok.

10.Men’s 5000m- Ian Wambui Kahinga.

11.Women’s 800- Sharon JeptarusBitok.

12. Girls 4x400m Relay (Beryl Atieno Wamira, Linet Fwamba Nanjala, Pamela Atieno Atieno, Sharon Bitok Jeptarus)


13.Men’s 10000m- David Kipkogei.

14. Women’s 10000m- Grancy Kandagor.

15. Men’s Javelin- Kelvin Kipkogei.

16. Women’s 400m – Linet Fwamba Nanjala

17. Men’s Golf- Isaac Ogolla Makokha.

18. Men’s 3000m Steeplechase- Peter Omari Kokobi.

19. Women’s 3000m Steeplechase- Ann Njoki Wangeci

20.Women’s 200m- Beryl Atieno Wamira.

21.Women’s 4x100m Relay (Beryl Atieno Wamira, Rael Achieng Wamira, Anzazi Chaka Nyundo and Linet Fwamba Nanjala).

22.Women’s 800m -Rebecca Matiko.

23. Women’s 5000m –Grancy Kendagor.

24.Men’s 4x400m Relay (Simon Menza Gona, Charles Muthama Mwema, George Waweru Muthee, Isaac Atima Tong’i)

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