Kenya Tokyo Olympics Games champions feted in Eldoret

 

Eliud Kipchoge, Faith Jepkosgei and Ferdinand Omanyala were among  25 athletes who were presented with awards following their exploits in the just concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games.

The gala hosted by National Olympic Committee of Kenya, NOC-K, partners KBL sought to award the athletes who put up Kenya’s best performance yet at the games finishing 19th globally and the first in the continent.

The event aws also graced by past champions including pioneer track  legends Kipchego Keino and Wilson Kiprugut.

NOC-K President Paul Tergat said:

“We are here to celebrate Team Kenya and their excellent performance as we see all medals from Tokyo represented here. We thank you athletes, for your sacrifice, the sweat and tears you put into this competition. You have done us proud. We thank the Government and our sponsors like Tusker for the continued support. I believe the athletes are beaming with confidence for the next challenge that is the Commonwealth and I’m certain even a better showing lies ahead for that tournament”,Tergat spoke.

 

Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago is presented with the Tusker Mwanzo shoes by EABL Head of Marketing Anne Joy Michira

Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago used the occasion to give an update on the ongoing construction of sporting  facilities in his county.

“As the county government through the ministry of sports, I want to assure you that we will continue to invest in sports in Uasin Gishu and the larger country. Plans to finish the construction of Kipchoge Keino Stadium are underway as we continue to prioritize more sporting development projects in the county. We believe this will to raise the level of sports in the country and actualise our potential as a revered commercial sporting destination”,Mandagor remarked.

He congratulated team Kenya saying ; ‘’you did this country and the whole continent proud. Eldoret is the City of Champions and you have proved that once again. The medals won were just an addition to the joy you brought to all Kenyans.” said Mandago

East African Breweries Limited’s Head of Marketing, Anne-Joy Michira  reiterated the company’s commitment to continue supporting sports in the country.

 


EABL Head of Marketing Beer Anne Joy Michira

“Team Kenya we’re proud of you and as Kenya Breweries Limited we are proud of you continue to raising the profile of the country through your efforts and your triumphant stories. Our commitment is continue walking with you and providing the platform for you to actualize your full potential and progress Kenya’s reputation as the Home of Champions,” said Michira.

Among those who received their awards included: 800m gold medalist Emmanuel Korir, 1500m champion Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon, Women’s Marathon winner Peres Jepchirchir, 5000m silver medal.ist Hellen Obiri, 800m silver medalist Ferguson Rotich, 1500m silver winner Timothy Cheruiyot and women’s marathon second place finisher Brigid Kosgei.

  

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