Kenya: Christine Ongare, from the ghetto to Tokyo Olympic Games

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Christine Ongare from Kenya has always dreamt of becoming the first African woman to win an Olympic medal in boxing. The 27-year-old Kenyan pugilist will have her chance in Tokyo — her first Games, and a moment she still cannot believe is coming true.

Her side of story:

This one has always been my dream to participate in the Olympics games. To me, at least I have reached my goal, but my {main} goal is not yet complete.”

“My goal in the Olympics is to stand in the podium because we have never had any woman representing Kenya, and Africa in the Olympics coming back with a medal”

“I remember when I was going to the Olympics in 2012, I gave her the flag henceforth, she held onto the flag and she said, “I will one day go to the Olympics and I’ll make our country proud and bring back the medal.” So I know she’s capable, she’s a hard worker, she goes for what she wants, and I know she’ll make Kenya proud”

Data source: Africa news

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