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Glorious deaflympian Cherono bags Sports Personality accolade

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Deaflympian Simon Cherono reacts after he was announced the inaugural winner of Star Times Sports ...
Deaflympian Simon Cherono reacts after he was announced the inaugural winner of Star Times Sports Personality of the Month Award at a Nairobi hotel on October 04, 2017. Photo/Sportpicha.

Deaflympian Simon Cherono is the inaugural winner of StarTimes Sports Personality of the Month Award.

Cherono beat four others nominees to emerge the winner for the month of July in which he displayed exhilarating performances at the 2017 Deaflympics Games in Samsun, Turkey.

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Cherono won two gold medals in the 10,000 meters and 5000 meters as well as bronze in the 1,500metres to complete an impressive performance at the prestigious championship.

For his scintillating exploits, Cherono walked away with a cash prize of Sh100, 000 as well as a StarTimes 40 inch flat screen television set courtesy of the sponsors Star Times.

Cherono beat fellow deafylmpian Daniel Kiptum, Kenya Simbas vice-captain Darwin Mukidza as well as teen athletes Gloria Mulei and Dominic Samson.

Cherono(C) proudly displays his trophy won at a past SOYA event.He is flanked with Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore(R) and Nock president paul Tergat at a past Soya event.IMAGE/Michezoafrika
Cherono(C) proudly displays his trophy won at a past SOYA event.He is flanked by Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore(R) and Nock president Paul Tergat .IMAGE/Michezoafrika

A panel of sports journalists drawn from their association Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) voted Cherono for the award.

SJAK President Chris Mbaisi said the new award will be awarded to all deserving sports personalities save for football who are catered for in the Sportpesa monthly footballer award.

Star Times Director of Marketing Japheth Akhulia (L) and Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) chairman Chris Mbaisi (R) hands over cheaque and a digital TV set to Deaflympian Simon Cherono after he was announced the inaugural winner of Star Times Sports Personality of the Month Award at a Nairobi hotel on October 04, 2017. Photo/Sportpicha.
Star Times Director of Marketing Japheth Akhulia (L) and Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) chairman Chris Mbaisi (R) hands over cheaque and a digital TV set to Deaflympian Simon Cherono after he was announced the inaugural winner of Star Times Sports Personality of the Month Award at a Nairobi hotel on October 04, 2017. Photo/Sportpicha.

The sports personality of the month awards is a partnered with SJAK to reward all deserving sports personalities on a monthly basis in a bid to bolster the general performance of sport in the country as well as whipping up the enthusiasm of Kenya’s sports men and women in the country.

Star Times content covers diverse categories to meet the great needs of the Kenyan market including sports, general news, music, movies, TV series, entertainment, documentaries, religious programming and local channels.

This is SJAK’s sixth partnership so far after SportPesa (Footballer of the Month Award), Tusker, Kenya Commercial Bank (Annual SJAK Sports Day), Coca Cola (Sports Day beverage partners), LG Electronics and Fidelity Insurance who are the proud spors of the Coach of the Month Awards).

Report by John Mbati 

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