Record breaking marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge has been voted as the Best Male Athlete of Tokyo 2020 at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) awards in Greece.
Kipchoge delivered a masterclass in marathon running, breaking away at the 30 kilometres mark and never looking back to retain his Olympic title in two hours, eight minutes and 38 seconds during the Tokyo Olympics in August.
Kipchoge set a record, becoming the third athlete to win gold back-to-back in the Olympic marathon after Abebe Nikila (Ethiopia) and Waldemar Cierpinski (Germany)
Kipchoge said he is happy to have won Gold back to back in the Olympics .“When you win two Olympic gold medals back-to-back, it’s making history because only three people have done it, I’m happy to have done that in the year 2020 in the Tokyo Olympic Games,” Eliud Kipchoge said.
He added, “The Tokyo 2020 Games was important Olympics ever because it brought hope to the whole world after the Covid-19 crashed the whole world. I enjoyed the track and field for 10 years and it is good I made a huge transfer to the road and make a huge mark and inspire the whole world to love the sport and spread positivity.”
“It is an honour to win the ANOC Award for the Best Male Athlete at the Tokyo Olympics. With so many beautiful performances by so many athletes, I am proud to be the recipient of this award. Thank you all for your great support!” The world record holder said.
He received his award from the president of the Association of National Olympics Committee of Africa Mustapha Berraf at the Open Air Theatre of the Creta Maris Beach Hotel, in Greece.
The awards were organized by ANOC to celebrate the achievements of athletes at the Tokyo Games.
The ANOC Awards winners for 2021
Best Male Athlete of Tokyo 2020 – Eliud Kipchoge
Best Female Athlete of Tokyo 2020 – Canadian Maggie Mac Neil
Outstanding Athlete Performance – Cuban Mijain Lopez
Best Male Team at Tokyo 2020 – Japan National Baseball Team
Best Female Team at Tokyo 2020 – New Zealand Rugby Team
Best Male Multiple Athlete Event of Tokyo 2020 – Italy Cycling Track Pursuit Team
Best Female Multiple Athlete Event of Tokyo 2020 – Estonia Fencing Epee Team
Wasafibet – Diamond Platinumz launches new betting company, partners with Odibets
Diamond has officially launched the new betting company dubbed WasafiBet at a ceremony that brought Bongo elites together.
Through his Instagram he launched WasafiBet on Friday, November 26, and captioned it “Pesa lipo.
Due to his massive following, it was established shortly after unveiling the product with over 10K followers in hours.
The betting company’s Instagram page and Twitter handle gained more than 10,000 followers in less than one hour after Diamond’s launching.
WasafiBet Instagram page hints that the company have an association with a Kenyan betting company Odibets.
Court Closes Case Against FKF President Nick Mwendwa
Beleaguered Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa is a free man after the state dropped all the corruption charges against him.
On Thursday 25th November, a court ruling was issued, that ordered Nick Mwenda be refunded Ksh 4 million he deposited to secure his release.
On Wednesday, November 16 the government was given an ultimatum of one week to prosecute Mwendwa, failure to which his case would be closed.
“We seek to close the file as we proceed with investigations at our own pace before we prefer charges against him,” the prosecution said.
“Police arrested and detained Mwendwa irregularly which exhibited bad faith. They brought him to the court without a holding charge even after detaining him for a whole weekend,” Nyamu said.
The court granted the prosecution 7days to prefer charges against Mwendwa after a request to detain him for 14 days was declined.
“I, therefore, order this matter closed as prayed by the DPP, ” Wandia said.
Friday, November 12th, 2021 Nick Mwendwa was allegedly arrested over the misuse of funds while visiting the Harambee Stars camp at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Rugby: Unvaccinated players will not be allowed to compete in Kenya Cup
Unvaccinated rugby players on several teams such as the Mwamba, Homeboyz, and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) will not be allowed to take part in this year’s Kenya Cup.
“NO team will be allowed to field players not yet fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and all team managers to compile vaccination certificates and send to KRU on or before Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
Unvaccinated players shall also be considered ineligible.”Kenya Rugby Union (KRU0 said
There are six matches on the cards as the 2021/22 Kenya Cup season kicks off on Saturday, November 27, 2021.
The season will again be played on a one-off, round-robin basis with the top four teams qualifying for the semifinal playoffs with the final slated for Saturday, March 5 2022.
Strathmore Leos get the new season underway when they host Topfry Nakuru in the day’s early kick-off at the RFUEA Ground.
This match will pave the way for the Ngong Road derby when hosts Kenya Harlequin and Resolution Impala Saracens face off in the subsequent fixture at the RFUEA.
Last season’s runners-up Kabras Sugar will be at home to Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad at the Moi Showground, Kakamega with Masinde Muliro hosting Nondescripts at the MMUST Campus in Lurambi, Kakamega.
Menengai Oilers welcome Mwamba to the Moi Showground, Nakuru while defending champions KCB host Homeboyz at the KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka, Nairobi.
This year’s league season will also incorporate women’s action. There will be three fixtures this weekend starting with the early kick-off between Mwamba and Topfry Nakuru at the RFUEA.
Ruckit and Yamananshi Impala will duel at the Impala Club with Homeboyz and Northern Suburbs facing off in Ruaraka.
Match Day 1, Saturday, November 27 2021
Strathmore Leos v Topfry Nakuru, 1.00pm, RFUEA, Nairobi (live)
Kenya Harlequin v Resolution Impala Saracens, 3.00pm, RFUEA, Nairobi (live)
Kabras Sugar v Blak Blad, 3.00pm, Moi Showground, Kakamega
Masinde Muliro v Nondescripts, 3.00pm, MMUST, Kakamega
Menengai Oilers v Mwamba, 3.00pm,Moi Showground, Nakuru
KCB v Homeboyz, 3.00pm, KCB Sports Club, Ruaraka
Women’s Kenya Cup
Mwamba v Topfry Nakuru, 11.00am, RFUEA, Nairobi
Ruckit v Yamanashi Impala Saracens, 1.00pm, Impala Club, Nairobi
Homeboyz v Northern Suburbs, 1.00pm, KCB Sports Club, Ruaraka
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