Sylvia Wafula set to shine at Rollers world Games in Nanjing

Sylvia Wafula will be seeking to improve on her time in order for her win the 21km junior title during this month’s World Roller Skating Championships in Nanjing, China.

Coming from Nairobi Sky Skaters club, Wafula won the Skaters championships in Eldoret held in Eldoret on Sunday afternoon as she seeks to win the world title in her category.

The 16 year old is among the 17 others skaters who were selected by Kenya Federation of Roller Skating in June to represent the nation in the world showpiece.

“I want to become the world champion and that will lift my status. Above all, I used this event to improve on my time and as part of my training ahead of the China event,” said Wafula.

In Eldoret, Wafula competed on her own in her category among senior men and women and junior men in a competitive event that started within Eldoret CBD, past ElgonView, Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC) Kapsoya Estate and back to Eldoret town at Zion Mall.

The most competitive race was in both men and women 21km senior race. But Geoffrey Ssendegeyo enjoyed massive victory in senior men’s category.

Despite losing out on the world card for next month’s championships, Ssendegeyo won with easy crossing the finish line in 25.00.06 leaving his main rival Kenneth Wanjohi with over five minutes.

Ssendegeyo from Sprints Skating club beat Wanjohi who was second in 30:76.58 before Eldoret club’s Peter Kibiwott completed the podium in 30:88.01.

Senior women race attracted two competitors won by Jane Njeri who will be travelling to China for the world championships.

Representing Nakuru Skating club, said her target is to win the title in China.

Njeri who will be competing in 42kmdistance said her target is toimprove on time and train on winning tactics.

“Am expecting to improve on my time after training on winning tactics. I have my best time of 1:30 in the 42km but I want to improve for me to take the world title,” said Njeri who clocked 33:56.76,beating Flesia Kimani who finished second in 37:01.21.

Gideon Mutua won the men’s junior race clocking 31:46.52 followed by Alloys Rioba (33:56.76) and Joseph Mburu in 33:72.01.

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