Kenya bags 10 medals in swimming championship

Written By: David Karanja

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Kenyan swimmers have so far bagged 10 medals , 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 bronze in the ongoing CANA Zone four swimming championship at the Africa Bible College swimming pool in Lilongwe, Malawi.

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Imara Bella Thorpe leads Kenya’s medal chase with four medals after bagging gold in the girls 17yrs 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle.

The talented swimmer went on to bag silver in the 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly.

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Tabuka Bifwoli won gold in the 13-14yrs age group 200m freestyle clocking 2 minutes 02.70 seconds ahead of Huang Dylan of Zimbabwe who came in second.

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The boys’ team of Rushab Shah, Scott Kithikii, Kunaal Khagram, and Aryen Muravvej won bronze in the 200m Medley relays, a race won by Zambia while Zimbabwe settled for second position.

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Kunaal Khagram finished third in the boys 14yrs 800m freestyle clocking 9 minutes 11.58 seconds while compatriot John Paul finished fifth overall.

Kenya has an impressive record at the Cana events especially having finished second at last year’s Cana zone three championship held in Tanzania.

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In addition to setting a target of collecting many medals at the tournament, the Kenyan swimmers will be aiming to attain qualifying times for the World Swimming Short Course championship set to be held from 11th to 16th of December this year in Hangzhou, China.


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