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African Games: Musangi wins Kenya bronze medal

Jully Musangi has won Kenya a bronze medal in the women’s under 73kgs Taekwondo category at the African Games currently underway in Ghana.

Musangi guaranteed her position in the semi-finals, after toppling Luzia of Mozambique in the quarter-finals.

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This marks the second time Kenya won bronze; this was after Faith Ogalla won the first in the heavyweight female + 73kg category.

In weightlifting, Esther Khavetsa won the first bronze in the 45kg while Juliana Anyango, competing in the 81kg category, bagged three bronze after lifting 73kg in snatch and 92kg in clean and jerk, totaling 165kg.

In the boxing category Amina Martha floored Botswana’s Phekie Bele in the bantamweight quarter-finals to safeguard a spot in the semi-finals.

She will take on Nigeria’s Shurukat Kareem, and whether she triumphs or loses, she is guaranteed to walk home with a medal.

Kenya has now won nine medals at the African Games; one silver and eight bronze, with weightlifting bringing the lion’s share of five, while taekwondo has two.

John Njuguna
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