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Brunlenher, Rosafio to anchor Kenya team at World swimming championships

Two time Africa Youth Games gold medalist Maria Brunlenher and Danilo Rosafio will lead Kenyan contingent for this year’s FINA World Championships set for July in Gwangju, South Korea.

Brunlenher will lead other four swimmers who were picked for the world competition during the four-day trials that ended Sunday at the Aquatic Stadium, Kasarani.

Germany-based Maria, who celebrated her 19th birthday on April 1, will team up with Emily Muteti, who resides in the United States in the women events while Risafio, 18, will partner with United Kingdom-based Issa Abubakar Mohammed in the men’s events.

Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) also picked teams for four other major championships this year, where Danilo, Abubakar, Muteti and Maria will double up in several.

Teams picked will feature at the World University Games slatted for July 3 to 14 in Naples, Italy and World Junior Swimming Championships due August 20-25 in Budapest, Hungary.

Kenya will also have representation at the Africa Junior Championships planned for September in Tunis, Tunisia and African Games from August 9-31 August in Rabat, Morocco.

Africa Junior competition team has 16 swimmers; 10 men and six women, who has been split into G1 and G1 while the African Games squad has 18 swimmers; 10 men and eight women.

Source: Daily Nation

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