Bungoma County Commander Francis Emalach Kooli will captain a twenty three member of athletes and five officials as Kenya make their debut at year’s World Indoor Masters Championships set for March 24-April 1 in Torun, Poland.
The team that is expected to leave the country on Tuesday evening for the Polish City promising top medals will be deputized by Rebecca Kerubo
Head of delegation Rose Tata Muya said the senior athletes will experience the same challenge because there are no such facilities in Kenya for training and competition.
“As we debut in these indoor championships, we are determined to ensure that we come home with many medals. The athletes are well prepared for the challenges ahead. As much as it will be their first time, expect good results from them,” said Tata.
She said that the senior athletes may face the indoor challenge but the officials have taken time to train them on the new rules of indoor events.
“We have to teach these athletes the rules of indoor competitions. We are exactly doing that to ensure that they understand the rules and get into the competition well prepared,” said Tata.
Tata said that a contingent of 23 Kenyans will be traveling to Poland for the championships. there will be 18 athletes and five officials.
Team Kenya: Athletes;
- Regina Mulatya Malai- 60m, 200m, long jump, triple jump
- Joel Kimisik kirui-800m, 1,500m
- Ann Miano Wanjiru-60m, 200m
- Joseph Some Kosgey-60m, 200m
- Ruth Mwende Muthuka- 60m, 200m
- Shirley Kalunda Erastus 60m, 200m
- James Kiplagat Sigei- 800m, 1,500m
- Grace Wanjiru njue- 3,000m race walk, 10km race walk
- Peter Bii- 800, 3,000m
- Georgina Mbinya Mutua-60m, 200m
- Robert Kibet Langat- 400m, 800m
- Eric Maugo Shikuku- 3,000m race walk, 10km race walk
- Kenneth Mburu- 10km race walk, 8km cross country
- Elizabeth Muthoka- 200m, 400m
- Daniel Kimeli Tanui- shot put, weight throw
- Rebecca Kerubo Koroso- hammer throw, weight throw
- Francis Emalach Kooli-60m, 200m, long jump, triple jump
- Jesse Njuguna Maina-800m, 1,500m
- Rose Tata Muya-Head of delegation
- Stephen Ole Marai- Team manager
- Vincent Mumo-assistant coach
- Benjamin Kimaiyo- Physiotherapist
- William Tanui-head coach