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KENYA WINS SIX MEDALS AT THE 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES



Team Kenya bagged six medals in the 2016 Paralympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Kenya was ranked 35th globally and 6th on the African continent with 3 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 2 bronze medals.

Samwel Mushai Kimani won two gold medals in the men’s T11 5000m final and T11 1500m final. His counterpart Wilson Bii won a bronze medal in the men’s T11 5000m final. Henry Kirwa won the men’s T12 5000m and bagged a bronze medal in the men’s T11 1500m final. Nancy Chelagat Koech won a silver medal in the women’s T11 1500m final.

Samwel Mushai Kimani winning the men’s T11 5000m final.

Henry Kirwa, gold medallist of the men’s T12 5000m final at the medal ceremony.

Nancy Chelagat Koech, silver medallist in the women’s T11 1500m final

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