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Trail-Blazing Bronze medalist Makokha asks for car gift from President Uhuru

CAXIAS do Sul, Brazil, May 11 – Kenya’s quantity Deaf golfer Isaac Makokha is at it once more.

The 2020 Amateur Matchplay Champion entered his title within the annals of golf historical past as the primary ever Kenyan golf medalist on the prestigious Summer Deaflympics.

Makokha summoned willpower and confidence to rack up bronze in a extremely aggressive environment opposite to all expectations.

Makokha through the competitors at 2021 Deaflympics within the Bronze match medal playoff. Photo/KELLY AYODI

Asked by one of many reporters what he would need from the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta,  when the workforce returns residence, Makokha quipped.

“I just want him (President Uhuru) to give me a car. I just feel I want a car from the President as a gift because I really gave it my all.”

“The match was tough and I really went out of my way to deliver this medal. I didn’t want to embarrass our nation; so if he (Uhuru) can give me a small car so that I can move around with my golf kit, I will be very appreciative,” stated Makokha.

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Makokha outlined that the encounter together with his German adversary wasn’t a stroll within the park.

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“When I played against Allan, the German guy in the semis, he was tough. He was taking a birdie on almost every hole. I was just doing pars,” a jolly Makokha stated.

“But I did my best, to be honest. He beat me fair and square. But then you know that he is an international player who has played in multiple European championships,” Makokha narrated of his fairy story expertise within the southern Brazilian city of Caxius Do Sul.

And with an apparently insatiable urge for food for success, Makokha wishes to return to the twenty fifth Deaflympics stronger. He desires to be a power to be reckoned with earlier than hanging up his golf boots.

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“When I get back home, I will put more effort in practice and train a lot more so that when I meet the German next time round, I will be in a position to beat him hands down.”

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Makokha additionally harbors an ambition to develop junior Deaf golf within the nation in order that subsequent time spherical Team Kenya can ruffle feathers.

“I have learnt so much from this game. And I believe we are going to develop so that when I retire from golf, I have my legacy projects running,” Makokha remarked.

He added, “In future I just want to be a coach after I have accomplished what I had desired to do.”

-Alex Isaboke is reporting from Caxias do Sul, Brazil-

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