I have to jump well at Kip Keino Classic after missing Accra trip, says Maiyo

After missing to represent the country at the concluded Africa Games in Accra, Ghana, Evans Kiprtuo Maiyo will have another opportunity to compete at the KipKeino Classic, the World Athletics Continental Tour at the Nyayo National stadium this Saturday.

Maiyo has set his focus to win the triple jump title at the country’s top track and field event as part of his journey for the Olympic Games in Paris, France.

The National Police Service based in Gilgil, Maiyo said that he missed the Accra journey but he will have another chance to compete on the big stage.

“I missed the Accra trip because only one athlete was picked to fly the Kenyan flag but when I was invited by Athletics Kenya to compete at the Kip Keino Classic, it was a good idea for me to prove my worth,” said maiyo.

He said that he has been preparing for major vents and he is ready to shine at the global stage.

He has managed to set a 15:50m set during Kasarani last year, while Nyayo has 15:50 and 15:84.

“I want to do something good to win and prove that I am capable and with this distance, I am sure of good results and winning on home soil will uplift me with hopes of bringing gold in other major events,” he said.

The Gilgil based police officer will be facing off with four other competitors in his discipline that has Gilbert Kwemoi, Isaac Kirwa, Philip Musyoka Mwendwa, Alonzo Kitaita, Erick Maina, Victor Mutai and Dennis Kipchirchir Kangogo.

“We are only five of us in the competition and I want to emerge top,” he said

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