Chepchumba shines as Malkia fall to Japan at Olympics opener

Sharon Chepchumba managed top points when Malkia Strikers, the national women volleyball team lost the opening match of the ongoing Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

It was a bad day for Paul Bitok led team who succumbed to hosts Japan in straight sets of 15-25, 11-25, and 23-25.

The youthful Chepchumba scored 18 points as the top scorer with Japan’s Ai Kurogo and Mayu Ishikawa scored 13 points apiece.

Kenya next play South Korea on Tuesday.

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