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Girl power: Emmaculate Anyango, Angella Okutoyi & Peres Jepchirchir win monthly awards


Athletics prodigy Emmaculate Anyango, tennis star Angella Okutoyi and Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir have been feted for his or her excellent performances within the final three months.

Kenya’s athletics prodigy Emmaculate Anyango has been recognised for her excellent 2024 season thus far after being feted alongside tennis ace Angella Okutoyi and marathoner Peres Jepchirchir.

The Sirikwa Traditional Cross-country champion was awarded the Sports activities Character of the Month award for February by the Sports activities Journalists Affiliation of Kenya (SJAK) along with LG electronics on Tuesday after coming near breaking the world 10km world report three months in the past.

Anyango recorded the second quickest 10km time in historical past when she clocked 28:47 in Valencia, Spain, enhancing Ethiopian Yalemzerf Yehualaw’s world report (29.14) however sadly for her, compatriot Agnes Ngetich gained the race in a greater time of 28.46.

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In the meantime, African Video games champion Okutoyi claimed the March award after making historical past by successful a primary tennis gold for Kenya on the occasion since 1978 which noticed her declare one of many 4 reserved Olympics slots for winners of assorted continental video games.

Okutoyi, who beat Egyptian Lamis Abdelaziz with a powerful rating of 6-4, 6-2, must be within the prime 400 within the WTA rankings by the top of Could to make it to Paris.

Olympic marathon champion Jepchirchir was feted with the month-to-month award for April following her record-breaking run at London Marathon.

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Jepchirchir ran a tactical race to fend off her rivals and win in a time of two:16:16, breaking compatriot Mary Keitany’s girls’s-only world report of two:17:01 set in 2017, which earned her a spot in Kenya’s remaining marathon workforce to the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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