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Kenya Air Rifle And Air Pistol Team Jets Out For World Cup

Kenyan air rifle and air pistol team, from the Kenya Sports Shooting Federation, have today received a kit from the National Olympic Committee of Kenya ahead of their departure this evening to the ISSF World Cup In changwon, Korea from the 6th to 27th of June 2022.

The team consists of two athletes: Pricilla Wangui who will be competing in the air rifle category and counterpart Maurice Morara in the air pistol category.

Speaking after receiving the kits, Priscilla, who was recently in Cairo, Egypt, and met the minimum qualifying scores for Korea,  expressed her gratitude to NOC-K and urged Kenyans to continue cheering and supporting from home.

“We are heading there to benchmark and use it to gauge ourselves towards the Qualification rounds for Paris 2024,  which start in the next two months with World Championships in Egypt Cairo.” She said.

The Kenya Police College instructor is happy at the level of development the sport is making having hosted an International Practical Shooting Confederation level three event which is considered equivalent to the African ChampionshipS.

“The World Cup is a great deal, and any athletes dream of representing his/her country at one of the biggest global stages in sports. Hosting high-level tournaments like the IPSC raises the profile of Kenya as a sports shooting hub and I am happy to be witnessing the transformation and growth. I believe champions are champions who never quit, they keep doing something until they make it right” added Priscilla.

The decorated athlete who received the Order of the Grand Warrior in 2018 is also among the 11 athletes on a Paris 2024 Scholarship courtesy of NOC-K. The scholarship aims to support athletes in their preparations and qualifications for the games. With this, Priscilla looks forward to seeing sports shooting grow to even greater levels and is upbeat to be the first Kenyan representative at the Olympic games come Paris 2024.