Kenya pulls all stops for 1st Africa Deaf tourney

The deaf team pictured after the competition. PIC: CALISTUS KOLANTSHO
The deaf team pictured after the competition. PIC: CALISTUS KOLANTSHO

NAIROBI: The Kenyan government went all out when it hosted the inaugural Africa Deaf Athletics Championship at the Kasirani Stadium last week.

The competition attracted 12 countries, with Botswana amongst the competitors. Kenya dominated winning 20 gold medals, 16 silver and 18 bronze. Nigeria finished second with two gold medals, five silver medals and one bronze.

Ethiopia were third after scooping two gold, three silver and two bronze medals. Botswana finished ninth after winning a bronze in the mixed relay team. The first Africa Deaf Athletics Championship chief executive officer, Mirriam Opondo said she was excited about the support they received from their government.

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