KENYA CONFIRMS PARTICIPATION IN WORLD YOUTH OLYMPICS

NAIROBI– The National Olympic committee of Kenya (NOCK) has confirmed that the country will be represented by 20 athletes in the World Youth Olympic Games to be held from Oct 4 to 16 in Buenos Aires.

The Kenyan team, which will leave for Argentina on Oct 2, will consist of athletes in three sporting disciplines — athletics, hockey and swimming.

Germany-based Maria Brunlehner, who won two gold medals and a silver medal in swimming at the Africa Youth Games, is Kenya’s sole representative in swimming while five boys and five girls will feature in athletics.

The athletics team includes javelin throwers Martha Nthanza Musai, who won Gold in girls’ championship at the Africa Youth Games, and Ita Nao, who claimed silver in the boys’ event.

Others are Fancy Cherono, who won gold in girls’ 2,000m steeplechase and Dennis Mutuku Matheka, who settled for silver in the boys’ steeplchase alongside Edinah Jebitok and Nickson Pariken.

Francis Leshoo and Angela Ndungwa will compete in the boys’ and girls’ 800 metres with Jackson Kavesa and Mercy Chepkorir making the 3,000m team.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK