Kenyans Storm Two of Four World Cups Rocking the World

Kenyan volleyball star Triza Atuka. [Photo: Courtesy]
September 2019 has been a busy month for sportspersons and nations. It has staged the world’s biggest competitions, some of which are not known by many, but, the most interesting part is the fact that Kenya has a notable representation at the showpieces.

The first event first. On Friday, September 13, the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup tournament ended after running for half a month in China. 32 national teams from across the world were battling for the ultimate prize.

Malkia Strikers captain Mercy Moim at the 2019 Women World Cup. [Photo: Courtesy]
They included Argentina, Poland, Russia, Venezuela, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Puerto Rico, USA, Czech Republic, Greece, Brazil, Australia, France, Lithuania, Dominican Republic, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Korea, Tunisia, Iran, Angola, Philippines, Turkey, Japan, New Zealand, Montenegro, Germany, Jordan, Canada, Senegal and hosts China.  Spain beat Argentina 95-75 at the finals to lift the trophy.

FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup is undergoing in Japan since September 14, and Kenyan national team Malkia Strikers are staging a remarkable battle in the island country. They fell 3-0 to USA on the tourney’s opener before going down yet again to the Netherlands on Sunday and Serbia on Monday with the same margins. The tournament will run till September 29.

On Friday, September 20, Rugby 15 World Cup will commence in Japan and run till November 2.  20 national teams are grouped in four pools for the competition.

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Kenyan 5000m runner Michael Kibet. [Photo: Courtesy]
Between September 27 and October 6, the mother of world championships will be staged in Qatar. It is the 2019 World Athletics Championships where a huge number of Kenyan athletes will compete. The Kenyan team had been selected from two-day trials held at Nyayo national stadium on September 12 and 13.

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