One Step Ahead: Kenyans Make Presence Felt Throughout Olympics

HHABC salutes Team Kenya during Olympics 2012


Kenyan Pride Shines Through

London (UK) – The Olympics of 2012 brought a bundle of joy to various countries around the world. Every time the games come back around, each country is sure to send their most elite athletes to represent their respective flags and is expected to bring home a medal — hopefully the gold! But one thing is for sure, their is no country more prideful and supportive of their athletes than Kenya. This country is known for breeding some of the fastest runners in the world who usually have no problem dominating long-distance running competitions.

Heavily favored to do well in this year’s Olympics were Kenya’s David Rudisha, Linet and Moses Masai.

On The Contrary
Team Kenya took home 11 medals during the events but some say this was almost ‘shameful’ because they were expected to dominate even more.

Upon competing in the Beijing Olympics, which yielded Kenya a total of 14 medals, Team Kenya’s performance was held to a high standard. Supposedly, Kenya will launch an investigation in order to get better understanding as to why the team did not meet certain expectations. Some believe that it was a lack of thorough coaching.

Talent:  Superior and Beyond

Kenya’s triumph can be summed up with one name — David Rudisha. A top-notch by-product of Kenya, David Rudisha made his presence felt at home, in London, and most importantly worldwide. Rudisha celebrated humbly after setting a world record and winning the men’s 800m final. To make victory even sweeter, he did it as his idol and friend Seb Loe, who himself, held the world record (1981-1997) in the event. David Rudisha’s 1min 40.90sec victory will forever be one of the world’s most remarkable feats. Yes there should be some concern for Kenya’s shortcomings in the London Olympics but for the most part, the main focus, for now, should be the accomplishments of their athletes. Enjoy the moment, Kenya’s time is NOW!

“Today the weather was beautiful… I decided to go for it.”
                                          David Rudisha                                      
                                                                             

Next stop: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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