- The team has been training in Kilifi County
- There will be two athletes representing the country
- Their target is a podium finish
As the Commonwealth Youth Games draw near, the National Junior Triathlon Team to Trinidad and Tobago is finalizing its preparations to make a lasting impression at this global youth event.
Under the tutelage of Coach Alphan Mwanyika, the team has been rigorously training in Kilifi County for the past two weeks, fine-tuning their skills and honing their abilities to bring their best performance to the Caribbean games.
Coach Mwanyika has shown confidence in the team’s capabilities and believes that Abdul and Iman are well-prepared to face the challenges that lie ahead
“The team has been preparing well here in camp and I know they are going to do their best and improve on their times as well as get experience in international events as this will be their first assignment outside the country. I want to thank the National Olympic Committee Of Kenya and the Ministry of Sports Youth and Arts for making this residential camp possible” said Mwanyika
Leading the pack are the two athletes, Abdul Bagha and Iman Maria who are eager to showcase their abilities in the upcoming competition in Tobago where they will be alongside other disciplines rugby and beach volleyball.
Elated to be named in final team
Abdul and Iman expressed elation on having made the team affirming that it will put on their best show when they compete. Iman further shared that her main goal as she travels out is to encourage more young girls to join the sport as this would help grow the discipline in the country.
“I am very excited to have made the national team. It is always a proud moment to see other athletes carry the flag and now it’s my turn. My main goal as I go out is to better my time and achieve even the bigger target of inspiring other girls to join triathlon” Added Iman
At the same time, after a remarkable performance at the Africa Junior Championships in Zambia, where she clinched the silver medal, young javelin sensation Caroline Anyango is now gearing up for her next challenge at the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games.
The rising star has been training at the Kasarani Stadium for the past two weeks, and has shown remarkable progress in her throws, improving from an impressive 42 meters to 48 meters.
Inspired by Yego
Caroline’s dedication and determination have been fueled by the inspiration she draws from none other than the javelin legend, Juliius Yego. During her training sessions, Yego has shared invaluable tips and techniques, igniting Caroline’s passion for the sport even further.
“I am incredibly honored to have the opportunity to learn from someone as accomplished as Juliius Yego. His guidance and mentorship have been instrumental in refining my skills and honing my technique,” Caroline expressed with enthusiasm.
With her sights set on the Commonwealth Youth Games, Caroline aspires to improve on her previous performance and etch her name in the annals of sporting history. The young athlete dreams of one day breaking a world record, a feat that seems more attainable with her boundless potential and the expert guidance of her mentor.