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Kenya flops at Universiade Games

Kenya performed dismally at the Gwangju Universiade Games in South Korea that ended on Tuesday failing to clinch any medal.

Kenya was represented at the games by nine participants and was hoping to win medals in the long distance races and in the marathon.

Among the team members was Edwin Kibichy, a student at Lowville University in Kentucky, who competed in the 3,000m steeplechase, Faith Keitany (5,000m) and Mark Lokwanamoie (half marathon).

Also in the team was lawn tennis player and Business IT student from the Strathmore University, Nairobi Evelyn Noah, who recently qualified for the All Africa Games at the national trials.

The Kenyan team’s head of delegation Mr. Walter Onyango called for greater effort to give prominence to university games in the country.

“University sports in Kenya is quite expansive because we have a whole range of events we are focusing on. Previously much of our participation has been in the national federation events but we have started doing university leagues and competitions with an aim of getting more exposure at the regional and continental,” Onyango said.