BY WIlLIAM NJUGUNA
Kenya will be represented by four swimmers at the World long course Championship slated for July Kazan, Russia.
The swimmers are United Kingdom-based swimmers Hamdan Bayusuf and Abdalla Issa in the boys category and Mombasa-based Emily Muteti and Talisa Lanoe (girls).
Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) public relations officer, Mark Abuya said the swimmers are training under their respective coaches at the moment although the federation is monitoring them closely. “Three of them are in the United Kingdom and they are using selected meetings in England as a build-up for the World Championships,” said Abuya.
He said the youngsters have been set the target of reaching the final their respective finals at the world event. “It will be a tough task for them to win medals but I believe they can break national records and aim to be in the finals of their respective races,” he added.
Abuya said despite the retirement of celebrated swimmer Jason Dunford, the country still has a pool of young talented swimmers, who will shine in international future events.
“We do have good crop of swimmers and they have all been inspired by Jason achievements in the last 10 years and will need to build on that for the future,” said the KSF official.
Abuya said Kenya will select 15 swimmers for the All African Games slated for September in Brazaville, Congo. “We will pick seven girls and eight boys for the event. We are going through the swimmers records and in a fortnight, we should have the team ready,” he noted.
He tipped the swimmers selected to win medals at the Pan Africa Games.
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke