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‘Hit Squad’ Captain Nick Okoth Qualifies For The Tokyo Olympics (Photos)

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Kenya’s ‘Hit Squad’s skipper Nicholas Okoth has become the first Kenyan boxer to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Nicknamed commander, Nick outclassed Ugandan Isaac Masembe on a split decision in the Men’s Featherweight (52-57kgs) Semifinals to book the ticket to Tokyo.

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Hit Squad Captain Nick Okoth Qualifies For Tokyo 2020 Olympics. [Courtesy]
Nick’s last Olympics appearance was the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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In the women’s category, Christine Ongare lost to Moroccan Rabab Cheddar in the flyweight, but will still have a shot at qualification when she meets Catherine Nanziri of Uganda in the third playoffs.

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Hit Squad Captain Nick Okoth Qualifies For Tokyo 2020 Olympics. [Courtesy]

Elizabeth Akinyi, who endured shoulder injury and a non-fitting gear also lost to Moroccan Bel Ahbib Oumayma in the Welterweight.

In the men’s heavyweight division, Elly Ajowi could not withstand heavy punches of Younes Baala – losing by unanimous decision.

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.

Email: news@kahawatungu.com

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