The National Deaf Athletics Selections

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PHOTO COURTESY OF GEOFFREY OTIENO

The 11th edition of the Deaf Track and Field Championships began yesterday at the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani. This exciting event, unfolding during daylight hours, saw a remarkable turnout of dedicated participants eager to showcase their athletic prowess.

The championships hold a significant purpose –the selection of Kenya’s most promising deaf athletes who will have the honor of representing the nation at the upcoming Africa Deaf Athletics Championships, scheduled to occur from November 23rd to December 1st.

Bernard Banja, the Secretary General of the Deaf Athletics Association of Kenya underscored the vital importance of these National selections.

Banja brimmed with enthusiasm, emphasizing that the Championships were in the process of determining Kenya’s representatives for the African Deaf Athletics Championships. Today will mark the final day of these crucial selections, after which the chosen athletes will embark on an intensive training program, commencing on the 15th of this month.

In a display of unwavering optimism, Banja highlighted the transformative impact that these Championships were set to bring to Kenya. He expressed unshakable confidence in the potential of Kenya’s athletes to secure medals, with unwavering support from the government and various organizations.

One of the athletes, David Omondi, radiated positivity as he was sharing his conviction in the team’s capacity to bring home medals. He called for substantial government support for these talented athletes, assuring a bright future for the field of deaf athletics in Kenya.

Meanwhile, Beryl, another standout 100m athlete, exuded confidence in her ability to represent Kenya with distinction, especially after the marathon event. She rallied the public to provide steadfast support to the athletes, pledging their unwavering determination to secure medals and make the nation proud.

As the events of yesterday progressed, Kenya eagerly awaited the culmination of the Deaf Track and Field Championships, with the nation’s deaf athletes striving to bring home glory from the forthcoming Africa Deaf Athletics Championships.

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