Another feather in the cap for history making Okutoyi

Another feather in the cap for history making Okutoyi

The teenager is enjoying a great year performance wise, having reached the third round of the Junior Australian Open in January this year before teaming up with Rose Marie Nijkamp from the Netherlands to win the women’s doubles title at the Junior Wimbledon Tennis Championship in London, England with a 3-6, 6-4, 11-9 over the Canadian duo of Kayla Cross and Victoria Mboko.

Angela Okutoyi

History maker Angela Okutoyi has added another feather to her cap, becoming the first sportsperson to win the Sports Personality of the Year twice in a calendar year and thrice overall since its inception as she voted the best sports personality for the month of July 2022, defeating a host of names including newly crowned Commonwealth Games 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala.

The teenager is enjoying a great year performance wise, having reached the third round of the Junior Australian Open in January this year before teaming up with Rose Marie Nijkamp from the Netherlands to win the women’s doubles title at the Junior Wimbledon Tennis Championship in London, England with a 3-6, 6-4, 11-9 over the Canadian duo of Kayla Cross and Victoria Mboko.

To commemorate this accolade, Okutoyi received an engraved trophy and a smart television worth Ksh 120,000.

Okutoyi’s journey to become a tennis professional started at age four. She moved to Burundi aged 10 to train at the ITF East Africa Regional Training Centre, before returning to Nairobi two years later to develop her game at the ITF East Africa High Performance Centre in Nairobi.

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