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Shame as Kenya ‘barred’ from competing in Deaf Olympics

By Edward Mokuah

2016 World Athletics Deaf ChampionshipsTen Kenyan Deaflympics athletes have been barred from participating in the ongoing World Championships in Stara Zaragoza, Bulgaria for lacking hearing aids.

On Wednesday, Kenya lost a bronze medal with Jocob Kibet’s win in the 3000m steeplechase cancelled for lacking the necessary attachments.

Read more: http://citizentv.co.ke/sports/shame-as-kenya-barred-from-competing-in-deaf-olympics-132230/

Source: Citizen Digital

Kenya pockets two medals in Bulgaria Deaflympics

By Edward Mokuah

2016 World Athletics Deaf ChampionshipsKenya kicked off the World Deaf Athletics with two medals in the first day of the contest in Stara Zaragoza, Bulgaria despite delayed start.

Lucas Wanjiru, the runners up of 3000m steeplechase in Sofia 2013 and Baxtone Menjo, the World Record Holder, clinched Gold and Silver medals respectively in the men’s 3000m steeplechase.

Read more: https://citizentv.co.ke/sports/kenya-pockets-two-medals-in-bulgaria-deaflympics-132009/

Source: Citizen Digital

Iran Paralympic athlete bags bronze in World Deaf Athletics Championships

2016 World Athletics Deaf ChampionshipsIranian Paralympian athlete Sajjad Pirayqorchaman has claimed the third spot at the third edition of World Deaf Athletics Championships in Bulgaria, and scooped a bronze medal.

On Wednesday, the Iranian athlete vied for the top honor in the men’s discus throw contests at the Beroe Stadium in the southern Bulgarian city of Stara Zagora, and managed to pocket the bronze with a throw of 53.35 meters.

Read more: http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/06/30/472849/Iran-Paralympian-athlete-Sajjad-Pirayqorchaman-World-Deaf-Athletics-Championships-Stara-Zagora-Bulgaria

Source: Press TV

Menjo among Deaflympics aces to miss out on medals

By Eric Kagundah

2016 World Athletics Deaf ChampionshipsWorld record holder Baxton Menjo, will not defend the men 1500m title he won at the 2012 World Deaf Athletics Championships in Toronto, Canada after he missed the qualifiers that took place on Monday since the national the team was still in transit to Bulgaria.

“I am very sad that I have missed the 1500 semi finals because I was very confident I would walk away with at least a bronze medal in the event but sometimes things happen that are beyond your control,” Menjo told Citizen Digital.

Read more: https://citizentv.co.ke/sports/menjo-among-deaflympics-aces-to-miss-out-on-medals-131755/

Source: Citizen Digital

Shame as Kenya Deaflympics remain stuck as World Championships start

2016 World Athletics Deaf ChampionshipsBy Edward Mokuah

The national athletics team has not yet departed for Bulgaria for the World Deaf Championships that start in Bulgaria on Saturday.

The team has been stranded for the past three days over a Visa hitch with Bulgaria having no consular services in the country.

Read more: http://citizentv.co.ke/sports/shame-as-kenya-deaflympics-remain-stuck-as-world-championships-start-131528/

Source: Citizen Digital

Kibai out to lead Kenya to World Deaf glory

As the World Deaf Athletics Championships draw near, all eyes will be on one man, multiple Deaflympics champion Simon Kibai.

The former farm hand born and raised in Nyahururu has defied all odds to become a household name in the world of disabled athletics.

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Last Thursday, the lanky athlete with a devastating finishing kick proved his mettle at Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani when he motored around the track to complete a gun to finish victory in the 5000m men’s final.

Read more: https://citizentv.co.ke/sports/kibai-out-to-lead-kenya-to-world-deaf-glory-129252/

Source: Citizen Digital

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