Eight athletes have been awarded scholarships for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOCK) has announced.
The scholarship provided under the Olympic Solidarity Programme is intended to provide the individual athletes with the best opportunity to prepare and hopefully qualify to participate in the Olympic Games.
In a statement, NOCK disclosed that a total of 12 athletes had applied for the scholarship and the eight chosen are Mercy Mwethya Joseph (Badminton), Carlos Atieno (Judo), Webster Lukose (Weightlifting), Gulraaj Sehmi (Shooting), Emmanuel Korir (Athletics), Brian Mutua (Table Tennis), Mathayo Mahabila (Wrestling) and Danilo Rosafio (Swimming).
Each of the athletes will have an amount of Ksh 75,000 stipend ( $750 per month )for the period starting January this year to the time of the Olympics or when the individual athletes fail under any of the qualification process.
The athlete’s will have a further fund available for them to participate in the final qualification competitions once they prove successful in their preparations.
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