Commonwealth Games: Sisters Sylvia and Maria Brunlehner leads the swimming slot


Sisters Sylvia and Maria Brunlehner will lead Kenyan Swimmers at this year’s Commonwealth Games to staged in Gold Coast Australia from April 4th to 16th.

The sisters will be joined by Emily Muteti in the women’s category as Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) named the team during the three-day Kenya Swimming Federation Age Group Championships at Kasarani.

The federation was the last one out of 16 disciplines to name a team for the Club Games.

The boy’s team is comprised of Issa Abdallah Mohammed and Steve Maina Kimani to complete the five slots set aside for swimmers set to participate at the multi-sport Games.

Maria tops in the FINA ranking with 758 points followed by Muteti with 750 and Sylvia 730, while Abdalla has 711 followed by Kimani 668.

KSF Member of Interim Management Committee (MIMC), Reginald Okumu said the National Olympic Committee (NOCK) had only allocated five slots, two men and three ladies for the Games and therefore the selection was strictly based on (FINA) point criteria.

For the Germany based Brunlehner sisters,  Sylvia will be making a return to the Club Games after her debut appearance in 2014 Glasgow, for younger sister Maria, it will be her debut.

There was a reprieve for those who failed to make to team Kenya for Commonwealth games as 40 athletes were selected over the weekend to represent Kenya at Cana Zone IV Championships slated for March 21 to 23 in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Additional information Capital Sports

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