Nzioka chases historic medal at Africa Beach Games


Kenya's kite boarder John Koyiet Nzioka warms up at the Atlantic Ocean. (PHOTO/Mike Okinyi)
Kenya's kite boarder John Koyiet Nzioka warms up at the Atlantic Ocean. (PHOTO/Mike Okinyi)

In Summary

  • Kenya's sole kite boarder John Koyiet Nzioka will take to the freezing Atlantic ocean water on Wednesday and Thursday in the Kite boarding competition at the inaugural Africa beach games in Sal, Cape Verde
  • Nzioka was forced to hire equipment in Sal and started his practice sessions on Monday June 17 in Sal. The Atlantic ocean water is freezing cold unlike the Indian ocean that has warm water

Kenya’s sole kite boarder John Koyiet Nzioka will take to the freezing Atlantic ocean water on Wednesday and Thursday in the Kite boarding competition at the inaugural Africa beach games in Sal, Cape Verde.

Nzioka was forced to hire equipment in Sal and started his practice sessions on Monday June 17 in Sal. The Atlantic ocean water is freezing cold unlike the Indian ocean that has warm water.

“It is not as cold as I thought, I can manage in it. There is no big difference in the two as long as you are on the water. The moment you fall then there is a problem, because you don’t want to freeze,” said Nzioka.

To compensate for lost time, he is putting in four hours of training everyday to get used to the freezing water and the very strong winds with turbulence in some parts of the ocean.

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