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Emily Muteti and her compatriots hailed for a good show in Japan

The local swimming stakeholders have lauded the quarted consisting of Olympian Emily Muteti,Maria Brunlehner,Monyo Maina and Swaleh Talib for breaking the Kenyan national record mixed 400 freestyle relay posting 3.42.58 at the World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.

Led by Kenya Swimming Federation Kiambu executive committee member Joseph Ndungu,the good performance of the local swimmers overseas will inspire the rest of Kenyan athletes to put up a better great showing at the upcoming international championships.

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“We were impressed with our representatives in Japan for their spirited fight despite not finishing in the medal bracket they did well and were Kenya’s good ambassadors abroad. This is the start of big things ahead as we seek putting our house in order in complying with regulations by the World Aquatics.Our hope is that the World Aquatics Stabilisation Committee will complete the task on the elections so as we get new leaders at the helm of the federation to help dispense the running and management of swimming activities in the country.We can’t risk killing the passionate upcoming talent due to the ban from the global body and as a result we’re appealing to all the relevant stakeholders to play their part and help restore order in Kenyan swimming” he said

Muteti, who is based at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix USA, said the swimming standards in the USA have really improved her performance.

“My performances have improved tremendously alongside the coaching team at the university and I am looking forward to other subsequent world events,” he said.

She made her debut at the delayed 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan and partnered with Brunlehner on the women’s team during the just concluded extravaganza.

At the the global showpiece which took place in July 14-30, swimmers competed in diving, artistic water swimming, open water, water polo, swimming and high diving.

The World Junior Championships was a test of the event’s endurance after a meet last year that was missing several top swimming countries including the US, Australia, and Great Britain.

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