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Mutinda earns Kenya Second gold at Special Olympic Games

Onesmus Mutinda won the second gold for Kenya at the ongoing Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday.

Mutinda won his first Half Marathon timing 71:34 to claim the title, earning Kenya the second gold after Kenya’s bocce competitionthrough Deepak Sanghvi, Effie Owuor, Marion Iravaya Obiri and Veer Rajesh. The East Africans finished ahead of Mauritius, Oman, Romania and Chinese Taipei who followed each other in that order.

Swimmers Faith Muchiri, Charlton Waithaka, Sonali Ritesh and Kagondu Kariuki guided Kenya to silver medal in the 4×25 metres relay.

Kenya, which is fielding 71 sportspeople, is taking part in football, basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, handball, athletics, bocce, cycling, golf, swimming and Open Water Swimming.

The 2019 Special Olympics World Games started officially on March 14 and are set to conclude on March 21.

Source: Daily Nation

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