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Tokyo Olympics: Kenya Women's volleyball team intensify preparations

Tokyo Olympics: Kenya Women's volleyball team intensify preparations

 

Kenya Head coach Paul Bitok has selected a provisional squad for the Kenyan National team due to start the preparation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Kenya’s National Women's team will be Africa’s representative in the Olympic games this summer, participating for the first time since Athens 2004.

The preparations for the Olympic showdown will be hectic in the next 3 months, as coach Paul Bitok has summoned a provisional squad of 20 players to begin training today this week in the Kasarani Indoor Arena.

Squad:
Setters: Joy Lusenaka, Esther Mutinda, Jane Wacu and Emmaculate Nekesa
Right attackers: Emmaculate Chemtai, Violet Makuto, Sharon Chepchumba
Middle blockers: Edith Wisa ,Joan Jelagat ,Gladys Ekaru, Carolyne Sirengo and Lorrine Chebet
Left attackers: Mercy Moim (captain), Noel Murambi, Leonida Kasaya, Jemmima Siangu, and Pamela Masaisai
Liberos: Elizabeth Wanyama, Agripina Kundu and Josphine Wafula

Kenya qualified for the women's volleyball tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after sealing victory in the African qualifier in Cameroon's capital Yaounde, back in 2020.

A win over Nigeria completed a perfect campaign in the single five-team pool made up of: Egypt, Cameroon, Botswana, Nigeria and Kenya.

This is Kenya's first return to the Olympics after a 16-year hiatus.

They will be making their third appearance, having ranked 11th at Sydney 2000 and Athens in 2004.

The female volleyball team will alongside many other athletes from several disciplines, represent the East African power house who will definitely be gunning for gold in long distance and endurance marathons come the long awaited Olympics in Japan's capital Tokyo later this year.

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