Kenya: Medal Hopeful Athletics Team Out to Continue Kenya’s Glory in Deaflympics

Nairobi — Kenya’s Deaf athletics head coach Samuel Kibet has cautioned his athletes towards complacency when the twenty fourth Summer Deaflympics get underway in Caxias do Sul, Brazil.

Kibet is upbeat his costs will surpass final version’s medal haul on the international extravaganza to be held within the Southern Brazilian City from May 1 to fifteen.

“We must be focused if we want to win medals and this is one of the areas we are addressing. I have asked my athletes not to take anything for granted,” Kibet stated after the group’s night session.

The Kenyan tactician says they’re anticipating powerful opponents, including that they will deal with every scenario because it comes.

“We have two main targets here. One is to improve on the performance, and two is to see how many records we can break. In the last Deaflympics, we had 16, we are praying this time round to go higher and get 20 medals,” added the tactician.

The group comprising of 28 males and 18 ladies, has been at residential camp on the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani since April 4.

“We have selected a strong track and field team for the Summer Deaflympics. The team is ready for the assignment. They have improved since we started training. We want to ensure they maintain top shape ahead of their departure to Brazil,” provides Kibet, who has been with the group since 2013.

He backed Simon Kibai (5,000m, and 10,000m, Lucas Wandia (3, 000m steeplechase), Daniel Kiptum (marathon) and John Koech (1,500m) to decrease their data.