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2012 Olympic Updates naming eight Kenya Female Boxers on Team
March 7, 2012
(MARCH 7) On the Standard Media online website, they have reported that the Ministry of Sports said that they lack confidence in the men’s team picked to represent the country in the May Olympic qualifiers in Morocco. In the article they quote Sports Secretary Wilson Lagat saying that the team of 22 men excludes boxers from Armed Forces and Administration Police and therefore is not strong enough to represent the country.

According to this news source, Kenya will be sending a women’s team to China next month for the Olympics qualifiers. The female are-48kg: Christine Shisoka; 52kgs: Mary Wambui; 54kgs: Ruth Odongo; 57kgs: Rebah Matanda; 60kgs: Mary Muthoni; 64kgs: Cecilia Nyaranga; 69kgs: Durry Wanjiku and 75kgs: Elizabeth Adhiambo (Nairobi).

KENYA FEMALE BOXERS

1.  CHRISTINE SHISOKA
2.  MARY WAMBUI
3.  RUTH ODONGO
4.  REBAH MATANDA
5.  MARY MUTHONI
6.  CECILIA NYARANGA
7.  DURRY WANJIKU
8.  ELIZABETH ADHIAMBO

Lagat has further said that he is urging the Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) of Kenya to consider including boxers from the two institutions before the trials or the Government may not fund their travel to Morocco.

"We want only the best to go for the qualifiers to increase our chances of qualifying and winning medals in the Olympic Games," said Lagat. Link to story

 

 

 

 
 

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