Kenya Lifts Africa at Paralympic Games;Clinches First Gold Medal

By ; Wazobia Staff



Kenya has won Africa’s first gold medal in the ongoing 2016 Paralympic Games.

History was made at the ongoing Paralympic games when Kenya’s Samwel Kimani clinched victory in the men’s T11 5,000m (for blind athletes with guides) to give both Kenya and Africa a first gold medal at the tournament.

Kimani, guided by Boit James in the race, clocked a time of 15:16.11 while Brazil’s Odair Santos won the silver medal clocking a time of 15:17.55. Another Kenyan, Bill Wilson, clinched the bronze medal in a time of 15:22.96.

The Paralympic tournament commenced on Wednesday, September 7   in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. It is expected to end on September 18. Kenya emerged as the best ranked African team at the recently concluded Olympic Games in Rio.

We wish team Africa success at the tournament.



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