Sharon Jeptarus Bitok clinched silver at the ongoing 24th edition of Deaflympics Games in Caxias Do Sul, Brazil.
Bitok’s silver in the 1,500m enhanced Kenya’s medal tally to 10 with two gold, 4 silver, and four bronze.
Immediately after scooping 17 medals in the previous version in Samsun, Kenya team is envisioned to boost their medal tally at the video games.
The 24 clocked 4:49.98 to acquire silver in the race won by Anastasia Sydorenko of Ukraine. Japan’s Mio Okada settled for a bronze following clocking 4:51.78.
Kenya’s other consultant Rebecca Matiko arrived a disappointing fifth all through the event held at the Sesi Centro Esportivo Athletics Keep track of.
“I’m glad that the medal has appear in my debut in the Deaflympics,” Bitok reported.
“We experienced strategized for the race with my compatriots but I felt I was not sensation properly.
“So I determined to go much quicker, and on your own, to close the contest as quickly as possible,” she spelled out.
Bitok reiterated that the foul weather conditions that engulfed the Sesi Centro Esportivo Athletics track in the night time did not have an impact on her effectiveness in any way.
“I experienced acclimatized to the chilly Brazilian weather by education at the freezing close of Karura Forest even though accomplishing my construct ups for the worldwide championships again in Nairobi,” she explained.
“I will now head for the women’s 800m which I’m optimistic to earn,” she mentioned.
Past 12 months, Jeptarus took element in 1500m and 800m in the Entire world Deaf Championships in Poland, finishing fourth and sixth respectively.
In the meantime, Kenyan Alice Atieno Odhiambo skipped the women’s javelin bronze medal by a whisker finishing 4th.
“I’m content with my effectiveness, actually I’m similarly amazed with my overall performance,” she stated.
Her coach Carolyne Anyango Kola thinks the athlete has great opportunity to go far in the future.
“Her original throws were being feeble, I was pretty much getting rid of hope, then she picked up the momentum and coated distances in the subsequent rounds which I could not basically consider.
“With government support and harnessing of abilities from the grassroots, javelin can attain bigger heights in Kenya,” Kola stated.
And in the women’s extended bounce, Anzazi Chaka Nyundo set Kenya on the world-wide map on Tuesday night by booking a berth in the finals in which she concluded 6th.
“Nyundo has designed me super very pleased.
“Reaching the finals reveals Kenya has fantastic potential that is yet to be unearthed.
“We can do improved in fringe sporting activities like the lengthy bounce,” subject mentor Carolyne Anyango Kola mentioned.
The athletics action normally takes a split on Wednesday Could 11, 2022.
So significantly Group Kenya has10 medals in Brazil:
Men’s 10000M-Simon Cherono Kibai
Men’s 1500M- Ian Wambui Kahinga
4X400M Combine Relay
Men’s 10000M- Peter Toroitich
Women’s 10000M-Serah Wangari Kimani
Women’s 1500M- Sharon Jeptarus Bitok
Men’s 10000M- David Kipkogei
Women’s 10000M- Grancy Kandagor
Men’s Javelin- Kelvin Kipkogei
Women’s 400M – Linet Fwamba Nanjala
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