Finally, Gicharu Makes the Cut for Rio

Finally, Gicharu Makes the Cut for Rio

Benson Gicharu Njagiru (56kg) has finally qualified for the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August, making him the third Kenyan boxer to make the cut. The prolific pounder who boxes for Kenya Police now joins Rayton Okwiri (69kg) and Peter Warui (49kg) to close the Kenya team, BAK president John Kameta, said. "I am excited that he did not disappoint, it was a very tough and challenging journey for him but he made it eventually", he said. Gicharu who features in the APB programme qualified in the AIBA APB/WSB Qualifier…continue reading →
Okwiri Becomes First Kenyan Boxer to Qualify For Rio

Okwiri Becomes First Kenyan Boxer to Qualify For Rio

Kenya’s welterweight boxer, Rayton Okwiri, has become the first Kenyan boxer to qualify for 2016 Olympic Games. Okwiri qualified for the Games after beating Ghana’s Azumah Mohameed in the semi-finals of the welterweight category at Africa Olympic qualifiers in Yaoundé on Thursday to reach Saturday’s final where he also beat Walid Said of Egypt. BAK President, John Kameta, said Okwiri had done Kenya proud once more and offered his congratulations. He tweeted to Kenya's Golden Boy: "Thank you for lifting Kenya's flag high at the Rio Africa Olympic Qualifiers in Yaounde, Cameroon ."…continue reading →
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