Mushai eyes London glory after impressing in Trials
After dominating in the National Trials, two-time Paralympics Champion Samuel Mushai has his eyes firmly fixed on the forthcoming World Para Athletics Championships slated for July 14-25 in London.
Mushai, with the help of his guide James Boit, took podium place in the T11 class at the 5,000m event in 15:58.1.
Eric Sang settled for second place in 15:58.5 followed by Willson Bii 15:58.8 to be among the 41 athletes who qualified for the championships.
“I thank God to have made it through the race it’s not easy but I made it to the team. When I go to camp I will need to work on my speed. I’m hunting a gold medal in the T11 class of 1,500m and 5,000m in London,” Mushai underscored.
The selectors will have a tough time to decide on the final athletes who will make it to Team Kenya.
“I hope the Government will agree to sponsor a bigger contingent to London. The championships are important because they will give us direct qualification for Japan 2020 Paralympics Games.
“This is the only opportunity the Government can give us to qualify,” National Paralympics boss Agnes Oluoch said.
The team that will be selected is expected to report to camp next week in Nairobi County.
The low key event ended on Thursday evening with 25 men and 16 women qualifying but will keep their fingers crossed hoping to have impressed the selectors.
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