Kenyan sportsmen show off their beautiful families away from the field

Sportsmen and women are celebrated for always representing the Country, but their efforts as parents always go unnoticed despite the hard work they put in.

It is hard training and being a parent at the same time but these sportsmen and women have proven that nothing is impossible.

1. Collins Injera

He is arguably one of the best rugby players Kenya has ever produced but besides that he is a doting dad to a daughter who is 7 and a son who is 3.

From his social media posts, his daughter loves cooking and dreams of being a chef.

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2. Mercy Cherono

The damsel, who is loved for her energy on the track, is a first time mum. Her daughter Princess Kimberley Cherop was born during Easter.

Announcing the news, Mercy’s husband Edmond Ngetich wrote

 “The best gift from God this Easter. Welcome to the world Princess Kimberly Cherop. To my lovely wife Cherono Ngetich Mercy, congratulations.”

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3. David Rudisha

Many know him for his long strides and exemplary performance on the track but behind the scenes he is a doting father of two. His daughter has taken up after him and joins him while he is training. She just might be the next big thing in the sports world.

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4. Asbel Kiprop

Despite being caught up in a love triangle, Kiprop still remains a doting father to his two kids.

He is father two a son and a daughter and they are as beautiful as their mother.

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5. Julius Yego

Known to many as the ‘You Tube man’, Yego is a doting father of two with his youngest being a few months old.

Hopefully his son will pick up after him and join sports, we would love to see him do that.

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6. Allan Wanga

He is among the best celebrated footballers  in Kenya, who is married to media personality Brenda Wanga. They have two children.

Well, his daughter has shown interest in playing football and when she does play, her age mates see dust literally.

His son is also at an age where he can play and we can only wait and see how he turns out.

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Julius Yego makes Kenya proud by winning Gold in Men’s javelin at Africa Senior Athletics Championship

Kenya won five gold medals as the 2018 Africa Senior Championships ended in Asaba, Nigeria last evening.

Samuel Gathimba retained his title in the 20km men’s walk with seven-time women’s champion Grace Wanjiru settling for silver.

Next in line was world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech who brought home World u20 and Africa Olympic Games champion Fancy Cherono to a clean sweep in the 3,000m steeplechase final.

Elijah Manangoi confirmed he is the true championship runner now and in the future as he led training mate Timothy Cheruiyot homein a 1-2 finish in the 1500m final.

Zakayo Pingua added the senior men’s 5000m title to his world u18 and World U-18 titles, The Star reports.

 

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As the track hosted a packed up schedule, former world javelin champion Julius Yego delivered the gold medal in his specialty.

The 4x400m women’s team settled for bronze behind the hosts with their male counterparts closing the day with another hoisting of the flag.

In women’s 3,000m SC Chepkoech clocked 8:59.88 to win the race with Chespol ( 9:09.61 ) and Cherono third in 9:23.92.

The trio observed that theirs was a perfectly executed game plan which work as per plan.

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“We had promised Kenyans that we would deliver and we are happy we did it,” said Chepkoech. “We had planned very well and my focus now shifts to the Continental Cup.”

“It is my hope that the performances of this season will open the door for better things in the future with the World Championships and the Olympics Games just around the corner.”

Cherono said her immediate target is confirming her supremacy to the world at the Olympic Youth Games in Argentina next month. “I am very happy with my bronze medal. I will now go to Argentina and fight to add the Olympic Games title in September,” she said.

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Gathimba clocked 1:25:14 hours to win the race ahead of South Africa’s Lebobgang Shange ( 1:25:25 ) and Tunisia’s Hassanina Sebei ( 1:25:25 )

“I am very happy with my performance today and more so to deliver a medal,” said the Commonwealth Games bronze medallist.

“The race is not such a favourite but I have made it my task to ensure it is embraced just like the rest of the events. It is such a technical event with so many challenges but I have decided that I am not going to give up.”

Wanjiru said she missed the company of teammate Emily Ngii who was admitted in hospital for two days with stomach problems and was only discharged hours after race.

“If we were the two of us, we would have done better. I missed Ngii in the race,” said Wanjiru.  Ngii was gutted as she remarked: “I feel very bad for missing out on the race,” said Ngii.

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Congratulations: Javelin champion Julius Yego welcomes new-born

 

A day after Gospel singer Daddy Owen and his wife welcomed a baby, another Kenyan celebrity is sharing the same joy.

Javelin champion Julius Yego’s wife has given birth to a baby boy. The new-born is named Finn Kigen Lagat.

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Javelin champ Julius Yego, his wife and son

It appears that the two men’s wives were deliverying their babies at the same time as Julius Yego posted a photo with Daddy Owen in the corridors of the hospital.

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Gospel singer Daddy Owen and Javelin champ Julius Yego

He also indicated Daddy Owen’s wife was in labour.

Daddy Owen it was nice meeting you man, congrats and goodluck to your wife on the labor ward

This is Julius Yego’s second child.

Congratulations to the couple on this new addition.

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‘It is so painful’ World champion Julius Yego mourns death of his grandfather

Back in June 2017, World Javelin champion Julius Yego let the world know that his grandmother had passed on.

His granny went to be with the angels at the age of 93, and his followers noted how she had loved a full life.

The last message of Fly Sax pilot Barbra Kamau before her death

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Sadly,  Yego has lost his only surviving grandparent. His grandfather passed on, and the world champion has penned down a moving message to his late grandpa.

Yego wrote;

Sometimes life can be that stressful ! Within a span of 1year we lost these great pillars of our family ! But it’s ok we thanked you for the great guidance and laughter we had together our grannies we say BIG thank you 
We will miss you forever but the gap will be hard to be filled though 
Say hi to gugu babu till we meet again

He confessed that they had spoken a day before the passing of the old man

Still can’t believe you no more Babu ! It is so painful it was just yesterday we spoke together but now it’s different story but go rest well say hi to shosh🤚🏿@Tete’ R.I.P. @JB RIP Kisaa RIP Agui mosin papa rest well with the angels till we meet again babu

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World Javelin champion Juius Yego and his grandparents
Ivy Jeruto Kiptalla …Poleni sana My God give you peace

Sincy Chemutai …take heart girl with your family

Sheila Sirtuy …Pole to family, mutyo

Elias Chepkieng …Poleni sana. Mungu Yuki.

Eva Mutua …God give you grace and strength always. Loss is hard but you learn to live without them to be able to carry on. I pray for your peace.

Rest in peace.

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Meet Julius Yego’s Photocopy Son (PHOTOS)

They say an apple never falls far from the tree and I agree with that. Have you seen children of famous celebrities who look like their parents? Well, we have Deputy President William Ruto’s children who bear a freakish resemblance to him, Wahu’s eldest daughter, who looks exactly like her, Lulu Hassan’s sons who are a photocopy of her etc.

Well, award-winning athlete Julius Yego aka Mr. YouTube recently introduced his son to the online community and oh my! Yego Jnr bears a striking resemblance to his father.

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Check out photos of Julius Yego’s son everyone is talking about.

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Yego’s followers can’t keep calm. They were mesmerized by Yego’s son’s looks and here is what some had to say;

Jack: Looking like dad champ

Peter: I can see a future champion getting tips from the best.

Kemboi: That’s a champ, you look good

Hilarious Trend: Things Yego Can Throw

Julius Yego brought Kenya’s gold medal standing to 5 after his impressive 92.72m throw at the Beijing World Championships. Yego erased his previous record at 91.39m which he had set arthe IAAF Diamond League two months ago.

Yego’s win marks the world’s best throw of all time since a record set in 2001 and in 1996. Trust Kenyans on twitter to make a hilarious trend out of Yego’s win titled ThingsYegoCanThrow.

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Kenyan Yego crowned javelin king after monster throw

Kenya’s Julius Yego won world javelin gold with the third longest throw of all time in Beijing on Wednesday.

Yego’s monster third round effort of 92.72 metres was the longest since Jan Zelezny threw 92.80 in 2001. The Czech also holds the world record of 98.48m, set in 1996.

Egyptian Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed claimed silver with 88.99m for his country’s first-ever athletics world medal.

Finland’s Tero Pitkamaki, 2007 champion and silver medallist in Moscow in 2013, took bronze (87.64).

Defending champion Vitezslav Vesely of the Czech Republic could only finish eighth with a best of 83.13m.

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Julius Yego Sets Record At The Diamond League

Javelin boasted the strongest field of any discipline at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix, but few could have predicted the drama that would ensue in that event at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on Sunday .

Kenya’s Julius Yego took an early lead with 85.95m in the first round but Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott moved into pole position with a national record of 86.43m in round three.

But Walcott’s lead lasted just a matter of minutes as Yego threw 10 centimetres farther with the next throw of the competition.

World champion Vitezslav Vesely just made it past the halfway cut of the competition, throwing 79.55m in round three after two fouls to sit in eighth place. The world champion remained in that position until his last throw of the day when he unleashed a season’s best of 88.18m to move straight into first place.

Everyone else was unable to respond to the Czech athlete with their final throws until Yego stepped on to the runway.

He sent his javelin high into the air and it landed well beyond Vesely’s mark but was initially ruled to have fallen outside the sector. It was up for debate, though, as the sector lines hadn’t been extended beyond 87 metres.

The throw was measured anyway – 91.39m for the record – but after close examination the judges said it was still outside the sector.

Twenty minutes after the meeting ended, with the stands now completely empty, the officials reversed their decision and awarded Yego the victory with his 91.39m throw.

Confirmed as the winning mark, Yego’s performance is not only an African record and IAAF Diamond League record, but it was also the best throw in the world since 2006.

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Julius Yego Wins the Ostrava 2015 Javelin

Kenya’s Youtube athlete aka Julius Yego has won the men’s  javelin  setting a record mark of 86.88metres.

Julius Yego who trained himself via YouTube is the only Kenyan representative for the sport at the 2015 IAAF World Challenge event in Ostrava.

He has surpassed his very own record of 85.40 metres.

Meanwhile David Rudisha pulled out of the 200 metres race after getting a thigh injury on his right leg.