Kenya’s Sports Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohamed, along with the National Olympic Committee of Kenya officials, has reached out to encourage and lift the spirits of eliminated Kenyan boxers, offering consolation to Christine Ongare who was part of the team.
Christine Ongare’s campaign met a hitch when she lost to Irish Magno of the Philipines in a flyweight bout and Amina noted that the country remains proud of the strides the sport of boxing has taken.
“It’s a wonderful journey for all of us… we are getting back into boxing. Nick and Christine are opening the door for everyone else and I’m proud of them. They have done an amazing job and everyone is talking about how hard Christine worked and how well she did” she said.
Amina pledged to support Ongare’s boxing career further ‘so that she can realize her dreams, urging the team Team Kenya to stay focused on the upcoming assignments.
The President of the National Olympic Committee of Kenyan Officials, Paul Tergat, observed that Ongare’s performance represents a huge step forward for women in sport. He said it is the dream of every sportsman or woman to make it to the Olympics, and an athlete like Christine must be celebrated.