Triple Deaflympics Champion Simon Kibai Leads Kenya’s Squad to Samsun

Triple Deaflympics Champion Simon Kibai Leads Kenya’s Squad to Samsun

After grabbing the 10,000m men’s title at the Safaricom National Deaf Athletics Championships in Eldoret, Kenya, on May 24, 2017, Simon Kibai had the honour to cut the tape first where his wife and daughter were waiting.It was an emotional moment for the world record holder over the distance and triple Deaflympics champion, who also won the 5,000m race after beating his opponents by a gap of 200m.

It was an emotional moment for the world record holder over the distance and triple Deaflympics champion, who also won the 5,000m race after beating his opponents by a gap of 200m.
Kibai confessed he was happy to have defended his title and that he has plans to replicate his 2013 Deaflympics gig when he brought home three gold medals.

“I’m happy no one challenged me today but my main focus is to train hard so that I can retain my titles from Bulgaria where I got three gold medals. My family came here to cheer me and it gave me the morale to do well,” the deaf athlete said.This year, Simon will lead Kenya’s 23

This year, Simon will lead Kenya’s 23 squad at the 2017 Deaflympic Games held in Turkey in July, where he will compete in 1,500m, 5,000m and 10,000m. He will be joined by Martin Gachie and David Njeru in the 10,000m race.The 2017 Summer Deaflympics is the 23rd edition of the sporting event and will

The 2017 Summer Deaflympics is the 23rd edition of the sporting event and will be help in Samsun, Turkey starting July 18th.


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