Kenyan sprinters eager to make a mark at Tokyo Olympics

Nairobi, Jul 15 (Agency) Three Kenyan sprinters left for Japan on a mission to win an Olympic medal in short distance races at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games. The trio will join the advance party in Kurume City, Japan where Team Kenya will be based before traveling to Tokyo for the start of the event on July 23.

Ferdinand Omanyala and Mark Otieno, who will run in the men’s 100m, were joined by national women 400m record holder Hellen Syombua, as the east African nation more famed for distance running seeks to make an impact in the sprints. Speaking in Nairobi on Tuesday evening ahead of their departure, the trio expressed confidence their Olympic dream will begin in style when the track and field program of Tokyo 2020 starts on July 29.