The National Olympic Committee (NOCK) has unveiled a five-member team that will offer technical support to athletes from training to the actual competition in readiness for the Tokyo Olympics set for July this year.
NOCK has identified several experts in the fields of nutrition, medical, psychology and conditioning to help the team prepare as well as it can for the Tokyo Games.
Carol Akinyi has been handed the mantle of being Team Kenya’s Chief Medical Officer while Mercy Barwecho will be the team’s chief nutritionist.
Renowned Strength and Conditioning coach Geoffrey Kimani, who has been working with NOCK on consultancy basis has been confirmed as the head of Kenya’s fitness team.
Former swimmer Kanyali Ilako will be the team’s psychologist while award winning tennis coach Rosemary Owino will head the Sports Science department.
This is the first time that Kenya will have such a crew of experts accompanying it to the games and the five are already in work as several teams go into bubble training at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.
So far, the men and women’s rugby sevens teams, the volleyball teams, two boxers and a few selected athletes have already qualified for Tokyo and are intensifying their training at the Kasarani Complex.