Kenya Olympic Team Named amidst Cries of Foul play

The Kenya Olympic trials were held over the weekend and a squad of 37 athletes were selected to represent Kenya at August Bejing Olympics.

Like any competitive event with winners and losers, this year’s kenya olympic trials were ugly.  The medical team was busy at the end as a good number of athletes finished the event with bruises and knocks.

The spirit of win at all cost

The injured athletes accused their rivals of stepping on them.  The fourth placed finisher in the 3,000 steeplechase, Paul Koech has challenged the outcome of the race. He claims the winner Ezekiel Kemboi, shoved him and stepped on him.

I watched the Footage of the race and it was very clear Kemboi not only shoved his opponents but also jumped outside the barriers. Last year Kemboi was disqualified for a similar incident but somehow the officials here ignored his illegal jump.

The Chairman of Kenya athletics federation, Isaiah Kiplagat has promised to review the video footage and see whether any athlete acted improperly.

Kenya Olympic team

10,000m Men

Moses Masai, Martin Irungu, Mica Kogo

5,000m Men

Edwin Soi, Elid kipchoge, Thomas Longosiwa

3,000m Steeplchase

Ezekiel Kemboi, Brimin Kipruto, Richard Mateelong

1,500m Men

Augustine Choge, asble Kiprop, Nicholas Kemboi

800m Men

Wilfred Bungei, Boaz Kiplangat, Alfred Kirwa

10,000m Women

Lucy Kabuu, Grace Momanyi, Linet Masai

5,000m Women

Vivian Cheruiyot, Prisca Jepleting, Sylvia Kibet

3000m Women

Eunice Jepkorir, Ruth Bosibori, Veronica Nyaruai

1,500m Women

Viola Kibiwot, Nancy Jebet

800m Women

Pamela Jelimo, Janet Jepkosgei


Elizabeth Muthuka

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