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Swimming: Olympian Emily Muteti to lead Kenya team to Commonwealth Games

Kenya prime swimmer Emily Muteti in motion throughout a previous occasion. [Courtesy] 

Olympian Emily Muteti shall be amongst eight swimmers set to signify Kenya on the upcoming Commonwealth Games scheduled for July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Among the eight, 4 foreign-based swimmers are to anticipated to make their debut on the international video games.

Muteti based mostly within the Unites States was Kenya’s solely consultant in girls’s swimming on the Tokyo Olympic Games and she is going to signify Kenya in 100m freestyle.

Four swimmers within the males’s and girls’s classes had been chosen by the Kenya Swimming Federation after profitable nationwide trials on the Moi International Sports Centre Swimming Complex.

Muteti will lead the ladies facet which includes of 21-year-old Thorpe Imara Bella (100m butterfly), Rebecca Kamau (Individual Medley 200m) and Brunlehner Maria (50m Freestyle ).

Thorpe who’s the daughter of Conrad Thorpe (captained the swimming team to the 1982 XII Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia).

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In the boys’s class, Maina Monyo from Canada, Talib Swaleh (United Kingdom), Mohamed Ridhwan (United Kingdom) are set to make their debuts within the nationwide team.

Monyo (100 metres butterfly), Swaleh (50m freestyle), and Ridhwan (100m freestyle) be part of Tory Pragassa (50m breaststroke) within the males’s team.

Monyo, 18, is thought for his exploits in 800m freestyle the place he set a brand new nationwide document of eight minutes and 53.99 seconds throughout the 2019 World Junior Championship in Hungary. He has a private greatest 1:02.64 in 100m butterfly.

Ridhwan, 21, can be recent from setting the nationwide document in 400m freestyle of 4:10.68 in March this yr in Plymouth, United Kingdom. He has a profession better of 53.40 in 100m freestyle lengthy course.

Troy Pragassa, 25, shall be making a return on the “Club” Games, having competed on the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Majority of the swimmer who’re principally based mostly overseas will proceed to practice individually till the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-Ok) comes up with a program.

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Kenya National Swimming groups


Emily Muteti(100m Freestyle)

Imara-Bella Thorpe (100m Butterfly)

Maria Brunlehner (50m Freestyle)

Kamau Rebecca (Individual Medley 200m)


Mohamed Ridhwan (100m Freestyle)

Maina Monyo (100m Freestyle)

Talib Swaleh (50m Freestyle)

Pragassa Tory (50m Breaststroke)


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