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Limo en Ndereba ontvangen sportprijs

21 januari 2014 (0 reacties)

Kenyaanse sportprijzen uitgereikt


Limo neemt de prijs in ontvangst

Door James Okuta

She is fondly referred to as the Queen of the Marathon. To others, she is Ndereba the Great. But to fellow track star rivals like Britains Paula Radcliffe who is world marathon record holder, Kenyas Catherine Ndereba “is very-very strong and tough.”

NderebaAt home she has been honoured twice — the last being the previous night when for the second year running she was voted the 2005 Safaricom SOYA Sportswomen of the Year whose awards provided the highlights of a Gala Night graced by various sports personalities and administrators on Wednesday at the Grand Regency Hotel. Leading the list of guests was non other than Ethiopias long-distance legend, Haile Gabrselassie, a friend and track rival of Kenyas own icon, Paul Tergat, the man behind the SOYA Awards initiatives, besides Safaricom the main sponsor of the event. Unlike last year however, Ndereba was not there to receive her awards after having travelled to Japan for the Chiba Ekiden race in which she was the Kenya women team leader.

Benjamin Limo
Also in that top category was the only gold medallists from Helsinki World Athletics Championships, the 31-year-old Banjamin Limo. Born on August 23, 1974, in Eldoret, Limo was last year the pride of a nation when he won a world gold medal in 5,000 metres race. He is generally a middle distance runner from 1,500 to 10,000, but mainly competes in 5,000 m, where he has won several international medals. His first international medals came in 1999, when he won the World Cross Country Championships and placed second in the 5,000m at the World Championships, less than a second behind Salah Hissou. In 2002, Limo finished second at the Commonwealth Games and at the African Championships. In August 2005 he outsprinted Sileshi Sihine to become world champion thus putting him at the top of the SOYA Award nomination.


Gebrselassie rijkt de prijs uit aan de meest veelbelovende atlete Veronica Nyarwai

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Others in the top three in these two categories were boxer Conjestina Achieng (boxing), young Veronica Nyarwai (athletic) voted the Most Promising Sportswomen, Christian Vituli (tennis) and Augustine Choge (athletics). Team of the Year Award was perhaps more than deserved by the women volleyball team who in October last year salvaged the pride of nation by winning the Africa Cup of Nations crown in Abuja, qualified for the world championships and World Cup later this year in Japan. The mens team honour went to Junior Cross Country team who starred at the IAAF championships. Another woman of the moment was 16-year old school girl Mercy Moim who has earned herself the reputation of being the youngest national womens volleyball team member. Moim was in the team that brought the Cup of Nations glory. Most Promising – Men category went to Japan-based Samuel Wanjiru, followed by Moses Masai and Augustine Choge.


Paul Tergat rijkt de prijs uit aan de dove sportman Edwin Kipchumba

Other Awards:- Hall of Fame: Joe Kadenge. Special Category: Edwin Kipchumba (Deaf Olympics), Henry Wanyoike and Gabriel Ojaje. Federation/ Association: Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA).

© Kenyan News

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Limo en Ndereba ontvangen sportprijs

3 maart 2006 (0 reacties)

Kenyaanse sportprijzen uitgereikt


Limo neemt de prijs in ontvangst

Door James Okuta

She is fondly referred to as the Queen of the Marathon. To others, she is Ndereba the Great. But to fellow track star rivals like Britains Paula Radcliffe who is world marathon record holder, Kenyas Catherine Ndereba “is very-very strong and tough.”

NderebaAt home she has been honoured twice — the last being the previous night when for the second year running she was voted the 2005 Safaricom SOYA Sportswomen of the Year whose awards provided the highlights of a Gala Night graced by various sports personalities and administrators on Wednesday at the Grand Regency Hotel. Leading the list of guests was non other than Ethiopias long-distance legend, Haile Gabrselassie, a friend and track rival of Kenyas own icon, Paul Tergat, the man behind the SOYA Awards initiatives, besides Safaricom the main sponsor of the event. Unlike last year however, Ndereba was not there to receive her awards after having travelled to Japan for the Chiba Ekiden race in which she was the Kenya women team leader.

Benjamin Limo
Also in that top category was the only gold medallists from Helsinki World Athletics Championships, the 31-year-old Banjamin Limo. Born on August 23, 1974, in Eldoret, Limo was last year the pride of a nation when he won a world gold medal in 5,000 metres race. He is generally a middle distance runner from 1,500 to 10,000, but mainly competes in 5,000 m, where he has won several international medals. His first international medals came in 1999, when he won the World Cross Country Championships and placed second in the 5,000m at the World Championships, less than a second behind Salah Hissou. In 2002, Limo finished second at the Commonwealth Games and at the African Championships. In August 2005 he outsprinted Sileshi Sihine to become world champion thus putting him at the top of the SOYA Award nomination.


Gebrselassie rijkt de prijs uit aan de meest veelbelovende atlete Veronica Nyarwai

Veel atleten
Others in the top three in these two categories were boxer Conjestina Achieng (boxing), young Veronica Nyarwai (athletic) voted the Most Promising Sportswomen, Christian Vituli (tennis) and Augustine Choge (athletics). Team of the Year Award was perhaps more than deserved by the women volleyball team who in October last year salvaged the pride of nation by winning the Africa Cup of Nations crown in Abuja, qualified for the world championships and World Cup later this year in Japan. The mens team honour went to Junior Cross Country team who starred at the IAAF championships. Another woman of the moment was 16-year old school girl Mercy Moim who has earned herself the reputation of being the youngest national womens volleyball team member. Moim was in the team that brought the Cup of Nations glory. Most Promising – Men category went to Japan-based Samuel Wanjiru, followed by Moses Masai and Augustine Choge.


Paul Tergat rijkt de prijs uit aan de dove sportman Edwin Kipchumba

Other Awards:- Hall of Fame: Joe Kadenge. Special Category: Edwin Kipchumba (Deaf Olympics), Henry Wanyoike and Gabriel Ojaje. Federation/ Association: Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA).

© Kenyan News

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