Maria Brunlehner withdraws from World Youth Olympics citing illness

Written By: Fredrick Muoki


Kenya swimming federation President Patrick Muyah has today confirmed that Kenya will not be represented in swimming at the World Youth Olympic games that will start this Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This is after Kenya’s sole swimmer in the games Maria Brunlehner withdrew due to illness.

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Brunlehner a Kenyan German based swimmer was the only representative for Kenya at this year’s Youth Olympic Games that will kick off this Saturday in Argentina.

Kenya swimming federation President Patrick Muyah confirmed that Brunlehner presented a withdrawal letter to International Olympic committee citing illness as the reason behind her withdrawal.

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Brunlehner struck two gold medals and silver at the Africa Youth Games in July in Algeria.

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She splashed to victory in 58.87 seconds in the 100m freestyle and broke the championship record with new times of 26.14 in 50m freestyle.

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Kenya’s hopes of clinching medals will be determined by the performance of the athletics and hockey teams that are representing Kenya in these games.


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