Deaflympics team to Turkey selected at the Kipchoge Keino Stadium

Eldoret, May 24TH 2017… The Fourth edition of the Safaricom Deaf Athletics saw Simon Kibai from Uasin Ngishu County win the 10,000-meter men deaf athletics title held at the Kipchoge Keino Stadium.

Triple champion Kibai clocked at time of 30:24:3 to qualify for the men Deaflympics Games to be held in Turkey later in the year. In second place was Peter Toroitich from Turkana County with a time of 30: 46:2 seconds to book a place to represent the country in the international games.

Daniel Kiptum from Uasin Ngishu closed the top three qualifiers in the ‘A’ standard with time of 31:16:1.

  1. Simon Kibai – 30: 24.3
  2. Peter Toroitich – 30:46:2
  3. Daniel Kiptum – 31:16:1

In the ladies 10,000-meter race, the ever fit Juster Kwamesa recorded a ‘B’ standard qualifying time of 43:34:3 to book a place in the team that will represent the country in the Deaflympics Games. The athletes who hails from Kisii County was emerged string in a field that saw Roselinda Okumu from Kakamega County get the second place with a time of 43:52::9 to also qualify in the ‘B’ standard.

  1. Juster Kwamesa – 42:34:3
  2. Roseline Okumu – 43:52.9

In the 400 meter men hurdles finals, Saulo Mwanthi from Nairobi County posted a time of 58:2 seconds to qualify with a ‘B’ standard. Dennis Kiprop from Nandi County was in second position with a time of 58.9 to also qualify in the ‘B’ standard.

  1. Saulo Mwanthi – 58.2
  2. Dennis Kiprop – 58.9

In the women 400 meter hurdles race finals Linet Nanjala from Nairobi County was the only qualifier in the ‘B’ standard with a time of 71.3.

KENYA QUALIFIED TEAM TO DEAFLYMPICS IN TURKEY

Name Race Time
1 Hannah Wanjiru 1500m 5:12.7
2 Roselida Okumu 5000m 20:36.9
3 Juster Kwamesa 5000m 20:57.4
4 Alice Atieno Discuss Women 17.80
5 Beryl Wamira 100 M 12.7
6 Rael Achieng 100m 13.1
7 Ruth Awour 100M 13.3
MEN
Name Race Time
1. John Koech 1500m 3:56.1
2. Simon Kibai 10,000m 30:24.3
3. Martin Gachie 10,000m 32:19.2
4. David Njeru 10,000m 33:04.4
5. Baxtone Menjo 1,500m 4:12.6
6. Daniel Kiptum 5,000m 15:12.5
7. Michael Letting 5,000m 15:20.9
8. Peter Toroitich 5,000m 15:39.6
9. Saulo Mwanthi 400m huddles 58:2
10. Benson Otieno 400m 50.1
11. Kelvin Mugo 400m 50.4
12. David Ogongo 400m 53.0
13. Boniface Kikuvi 400m 55.0
14. David Wamira 100m 10.4
15. Paul Simiyu 100m 10.6
16. Elisha Wekesa 100m 10.8
17. Walter Walenje 100m 11.1
18. Kelvin Waithaka 800m 2.00.0
19. Silvanus Oginga 200m 23.6
20. Ben Kimitei Javelin 51.98
21. Lucas Wanjiru 3000m 9:28.8
22. Jacob Kibet 3000m 9:42.4
23. Kokobi Omari 3000m 9:46.6

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