By Special correspondent in Bristol
Kenya boxing team is making full use of the contemporary facilities here in Bristol as teaming up with over 27 other countries in making final polishing of their skills ahead of the London Olympic Games.
Team manager John Kameta said that the two boxers, Elizabeth Andiego and Benson Gicharu have improved their skills after making use of the facilities a week since they arrived in Cardiff.
Kenya pugilists have to share the facilities with the other countries that have pitched camp in Cardiff. The more than 27 include Gambia, New Zealand, Senegal, Nigeria, Zambia and Cameroon.
“The training facilities are wonderful sparring partners are readily available and the medical team from Kenya is on site,” said Kameta.
Kameta, who is also the chairman Amateur Boxing Association of Kenya (ABA-K), said Andiego and Gicharu are benefiting a lot from the training, because they can watch how their opponents are doing in the camp.
“We expect good performance from them during the Olympics competition,” he said.
The boxing team, coached by Patrick ‘Mont’ Waweru and Patrick Maina were in the first batch of Team Kenya contingent, which arrived in Bristol on July 4 then proceeded to Cardiff after two days of intense specialised training sessions.
Swimming pair of David and Jason Dunford and weightlifter Mercy Obiero are also supposed to be in Bristol together with Chief de Mission Jonathan Koskei and General team manager James Chacha.
The majority of Kenyan athletes, who have pitched camp at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani will jet out on July 22.
London Olympic Games are due to start on July 27 and will end on August 12.
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