Kenya Breaks Women’s 10,000m Medal Jinx in Deaflympics

Caxias Do Sul — Kenya opened its account on the twenty fourth Summer Deaflympics with two medals, wining silver and bronze within the girls’s 10,000m ultimate.

Serah Wangari scooped silver whereas Grancy Kandagor bagged bronze to allow Kenya not solely open its medal account on the delayed 2021 Deaf Games, but in addition win the primary ever medal within the girls’s 10,000m on the occasion.

The occasion which was the primary ultimate of the occasion, hooked up 9 athletes led by three Kenyans who bossed the race for the higher half till midway when one dropped after selecting a knee harm after falling down.

A assured Wangari who was favorite to win the race after the most effective dropped, was heading for victory however with two laps to go, she was out of gasoline to pressure her opponent from Mexico to overhaul her and go all the best way to win the race.

“I was getting abit exhausted but I tried my best, I worked hard because I knew I could make it, so I kept on going because my objective was to get a medal and I wanted to make sure that when I go back home I have something to show, so I feel that I have done well though its not a performance I was anticipating,” Wangari informed media after the race.

The climate was very chilly with diploma Celsius falling right down to 10, one thing that Wangari claimed affected her technique to seek out the gold.

“The weather was very cold that make my knees to feel weak, but I decided that I will focus on my target that was to get gold, it was my first time to run on such weather and I can say I did my best,” Wangari added.