Muchai and Chelagat leads race for SOYA Para Athlete of the Year

Muchai and Chelagat leads race for SOYA Para Athlete of the Year

Paralympians Samwel Muchai and Nancy Chelagat  have been nominated for the Safaricom Soya awards in the Para-athletes of the Year category.The awards will be staged in Nairobi in January.

Muchai won his double at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in the T11 5,000m and 1,500m.

Chelagat who was the only Kenyan female medallist in Rio clocked 4:48.70 in the T11 1,500m category to bag a silver medal.

Chelagat had earlier won gold in the T11 200m at the IPC Grand Prix in Morocco and she boast of 29.88 personal best time in 200m she set at the Rio Games when she finished fourth in her heat.

Irene Cherono and Nelly Sile are also in the race for the awards.Cherono won the T46 400m at the IPC Grand Prix while Sile won a gold medal in the F55 Javelin at the 2016 IPC World Championships in Dubai.

Jane Ndenga is the fourth nominee in the women’s category while double medallist at Rio Henry Kirwa is also in the list.

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