Today marks half a Century of days to the highly anticipated Commonwealth Games in which Kenya will be fielding 123 athletes.
The day was observed in the presence of athletes from the various sports in camp, among them were Wrestling, Judo, Hockey, Wheelchair Basketball, Para-athletics, Boxing, Table Tennis, and Basketball.
The event held in Kasarani Stadium had Kenya’s Tokyo 2020 flag bearers Malkia strikers Captain Mercy Moim, immediate former, and rugby seven’s skipper Andrew Amonde invited.
The duo shared their experience with the athletes currently at the residential camp where they are preparing for the upcoming Club Games.
“We are here to encourage the athletes here today and assure them that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and be disciplined to see it to the end.
We are also here to advise and create emphasis on the aspect of financial literacy among athletes because at some point you will exit the scene” Added Andrew
Expectations are high for Kenya to make an impressive outing in Her 17th appearance at the Games where She has accumulated a total of 220 Meals since making her debut in 1954.
Speaking during the event, Mercy Moim who has played Volleyball for 16 years with the Malkia Strikers emphasized the importance of such knowledge-sharing spaces.
“During my time as a young athlete I got privileged to have had experienced players in my team who really held my hand through the journey to this point and today I am happy to be here to share with you. Said, Mercy.
The athletes in the camp have been getting training on Anti-doping, the first group had their samples collected today for testing by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK)