Mathew Sawe’s, men 4x400m relay Olympics dream over


High jump national champion and record holder, Matthew Sawe in action. PHOTO/Courtesy
FILE PHOTO: High jump national champion and record holder, Matthew Sawe in action. PHOTO/Courtesy

The Rio 2016 Olympics dream of African High jump champion, Mathew Sawe and the men 4x400m relay quartet is over after the Chef-de-Mission to Team Kenya, Stephen arap Soi confirmed they will not participate in the Summer Games.

Speaking to Chamgei FM from Brazil on Friday, Soi who travelled for the delegates meeting before the first batch leaves for Rio on Sunday said the athletes concerned did not make the Olympics qualifying marks in their event.

 

“Kenya was ranked at number 18 in the world and the cutting mark was 16 and below in the men 4x400m relay,” Soi clarified.

Sawe also failed to hit the qualification mark in the High jump and has also been dropped from the squad.

The development is bound to affect Raymond Kibet, Alphas Kishoyan, Alex Sampao and Boniface Mweresa who were selected to feature in the lap race and its relay.

The qualifying standards for men 400m is 45.40 and that of High jump 2.29m.

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