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.
- Simon Kibai – 30: 24.3
- Peter Toroitich – 30:46:2
- 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.
- Juster Kwamesa – 42:34:3
- 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.
- Saulo Mwanthi – 58.2
- 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
|4||Alice Atieno||Discuss Women||17.80|
|5||Beryl Wamira||100 M||12.7|
|9.||Saulo Mwanthi||400m huddles||58:2|
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