Tennis star Okutoyi, Commonwealth bronze medalist Ongare among athletes received NOCK sponsorships for 2024 Olympics
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 18 – Teenage tennis sensation Angela Okutoyi and Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Christine Ongare are among 11 athletes to receive sponsorship from the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) ahead of the Paris 2024 Games .
Each of the scholarship recipients will receive a monthly grant by August 2024 to support their training and qualification costs.
This includes specialist training services, equipment, local/overseas training, regular medical assistance and monitoring and other items that would help athletes so they can focus on their journey to prepare and qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The athletes were nominated by their respective federations and presented by NOC-K to Olympic Solidarity for verification by their International Federations based on their rankings and performances.
“The awards mean that the IFs are confident that athletes have the potential to qualify for the Olympic Games if they invest in themselves. what the future of the Olympic Games looks like at a glance,” said NOC-K Secretary General Francis Mutuku.
said Waithaka Kioni, first vice-president of NOC-K, also patron of the Kenya Volleyball Federation; “Our goal is to put the athlete at the center of everything. This scholarship to the eleven athletes will hopefully boost our qualification and performance as Team Kenya heading into Paris 2024.”
Other athletes to land the lucrative scholarships include simmer Danilo Rosafio, javelin thrower Alexander KiprotichBrian Mutua of table tennis, Mahabila Mathayo Matonya of wrestling, Samuel Muturi of canoeing and rowing, zonal triathlon champion Josette Umi Njeri, cyclist Nancy Akinyi, Sharon Wakoli from taekwondo and Priscilla Mburu from sport shooting.