Priscilla Biwott, the oldest member of the team Kenya for this year’s Africa Masters Athletics (AFMA) championships led Kenyans in the gold rush on the opening day of the championships in Pretoria, South Africa yesterday.
Born on April 17th 1965, Biwott won gold in the 5,000m, raising the Kenyan flag on Thursday evening ahead of Friday’s 10,000m run in the W55 category.
It was a gold rush for Kenyans AFMA at the championships winning seven gold medals.
The Athletics Kenya masters, Erick Shikuku opened the day with gold in the M45 gold in the 5000M walk.
After Shikuku’s gold, Elizabeth Muthuka competing in the W45 won gold in 400m while Sylvia Chesebe W35 won Gold in 800m as Abednego Chesebe Miti also won gold in the 200m.
Kenya also defended its long distance prowess when Mercy Kiptoo won the W35 category in 5,000m.
In the field event Hammer thrower category W40 Rebecca Kerubo won gold.
On Friday, Kenneth Mburu Mungara will be defending his 10,000m African Masters Athletics title at exactly 6:00am Local Time.
So far Kenya has seven Gold Medals.