Kenya team bags two medals in taekwondo show

By Dennis Okeyo: Saturday, August 24th 2019 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Sports
Kenya National Beach Volleyball team players Gaudencia Makokha (left) and Naomi Too (right) in a training session at the Milele Beach seafront on August 13, 2019. [GIDEON MAUNDU/STANDARD]

Kenya team won two medals at the ongoing African Games in Rabat, Morocco on Thursday.

Everlyn Aluoch and Faith Wanjiru Ogallo won silver and bronze medals in taekwondo in 63-73kg and over 73kg categories respectively.

Ogallo defeated Algerian Linda Azzeddine on 13-4 points to win bronze, while Aluoch lost against Egyptian Maisoun Tolba in the gold medal contest.

The results are an improvement by the Kenyan taekwondo team that did not win a medal in Congo Brazzaville four years ago at the African Games.

The medals now add to silver medal Kenya collected in beach volleyball through Naomi Too and Gaudencia Makokha. Too and Makokha went down to Egypt in straight sets. 

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