Kenya names squad for World Deaflympics games in Turkey

Kenya names squad for World Deaflympics games in Turkey

Kenya names squad for World Deaflympics games in Turkey

Part of the competitors during the 100m finals at the Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret on Thursday

Deaf Athletics Association of Kenya has selected a contingent of 30 athletes to fly Kenya’s flag during the 23rd Deaflympic Games scheduled for July in Turkey.

The team was named on Wednesday during the Safaricom National Deaf Athletic Games in Eldoret.

Triple Deaflympic champion Simon Kibai leads the squad that includes 3000m Deaflympic gold medallist Baxton Menjo (1500m) and Daniel Kiptum (5000m).

Kibai who won three gold medals in the previous Games in Sofia in Bulgaria will also fly the 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m flag in Turkey.

In the  women’s race, 10,000m, Juster Kwamesa was the only qualifier in the race when she recorded a ‘B’ standard qualifying time of 43:34:3 to book a place in the Kenya team.

Others include Hannah wanjiru (1500m) and Roselida Okumu (5000m).

Full Team below:

WOMEN TEAM

Hannah Wanjiru 1500

Roselida Okumu 5000m

Juster Kwamesa 5000m

Alice Atieno Discuss Women

Beryl Wamira 100m

Ruth Awuor 100m

MEN TEAM

John Koech 1500m

Simon Kibai 10000m

Martin Gachie 10000m

David Njeru 10000m

Daniel Kiptum 5000m

Miachel Letting 5000m

Peter Toroitich 5000m

Saulo Mwanthi 400m Hurdles

Benson Otieno 400m

Kelvin Mugo 400m

David Ogongo 400m

Boniface Kikuvi 400m

David Wamira 100m

Paul Simiyu 100m

Elisha Wekesa 100m

Walter Walenje 100m

Kelvin Waithaka 800m

Silvanus Oginga 200m

Ben Kimitei Javelin

Lucas Wanjiru 3000m

Jacob Kibet 3000m

Kokobi Omari  3000m

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