Ongare second Kenyan casualty at the WWB in Istanbul

Ongare second Kenyan casualty at the WWB in Istanbul

Kenya's Christine Ongare (In Red) fighting against Hanna Okhota of Ukraine. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

  • The Commonwealth Games bronze medallist had no answer to Okhota as she joined Lorna Kusa in exiting the competition
  • Kenya is being represented by ten boxers with flyweight pugilist Ann Wanjiru set to enter the ring against another Ukrainian Tetyana Kob later Wednesday afternoon

Christine Ongare has become the second Kenyan to bid farewell to the Women's World Boxing tournament in Istanbul, Turkey after falling 5-0 to Ukrainian Hanna Okhota on Wednesday.

The Commonwealth Games bronze medallist had no answer to Okhota as she joined Lorna Kusa in exiting the competition.

Kenya is being represented by ten boxers with flyweight pugilist Ann Wanjiru set to enter the ring against another Ukrainian Tetyana Kob later Wednesday afternoon.

No African female boxer has ever won a gold medal at the championship with Morocco's  Yasmine Mouttaki coming close when she won 4-1 against Slovakia's Nicole Durikova to take a first silver for Africa.

The Basketball Federation of Kenya (BFK) president Anthony Otieno Ombok is in Istanbul with the Kenyan contingent and also for the AFBC and IBA Congress.

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