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Kenya hunts for Youth Olympics gold

14 August 2014, 17:55

Nairobi - The 24 members of team Kenya will start their hunt for gold at the Youth Olympic Games on Sunday when the first events take place.

Kenya will take part in athletics, sevens rugby and weightlifting at the Games, and will be hoping to improve on the three gold and three bronze medals won at the last Youth Olympics in Singpore in 2010.

Of the 24 team members, 11 will take part in athletics. They are Jackline Chepkoech, Rosefling Chepngetich, Geoffrey Kipkoech, Anthony Kiptoo, Amos Kirui, Moses Koech, Winfred Mbithe, Ian Mutuku, Agnes Mulee, Gilbert Kwemoi and Maureen Thomas.

Kipkoech, Thomas, Mbithe and Chepng’etich represented competed at the World Youth Championships n Eugene, Oregon in the US last month where Chepng’etich won silver in the 3000m steeplechase.

There are 12 players in the rugby team that will compete. They kick-off their challenge in Sunday.

The team members are Daniel Abuonji, Brian Gisemba, Edgar Khafumi, Lamech Kimutai, Brian Mokua, John Ochar, Alex Olaba, Bill Omondi, Ian Onyango, Nelson Sangura, Paul Songoi and Keith Wasike.

Evans Sikoto is the last members of team Kenya and will compete in weighlifting. Sikoto will also start competing on Sunday. While track and field events start on Wednesday.

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