Taekwondo checks into pre-departure camp

The taekwondo team checks into camp today at the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani pre-departure bubble in anticipation of Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Faith Ogallo, Kenya’s lone Taekwondo is beaming with confidence ahead of the looming global games in Tokyo in a month’s time.

The team of 8 persons including a technical team and sparring partners will support the sole qualifier, Faith Wanjiku Ogallo. Faith, scheduled to represent Kenya in the Olympics after qualifying at the Africa Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament, says her Taekwondo journey started at the University of Kibabii, where she is currently pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in social work.

This is the second time that Kenya will be represented in Taekwondo at the Olympic games; the first time being in 2008. Faith recalls that her new found glory was steered after bagging a Silver medal at the All-Africa games when she was just a junior.

“Among the medals I celebrate the most are; a gold medal from the Rwanda Genocide Memorial Cup and another gold medal in the East Africa University games that were held at the University of Dodoma,” Faith says.

Faith has continued to gain dominance in the sport by winning other medals as she elaborately explains.

“The reason why I keep fighting is because I want Kenya’s Taekwondo team to become even better than it currently is. I will continue to train and inspire others into Taekwondo as I look forward to the Olympic games,” says Faith passionately, “ my goal is to change the face of sport in Kenya by winning an Olympic medal,” she continues.

After covid testing upon arrival to the camp, Faith will continue training in preparation of the much-anticipated Tokyo 2020 Olympics.