NO more Club Games medals came after marathoner Samson Ramadhan won gold in Brisbane, Australia in 2006.
The national hunt for medals has been futile since then until this year, when marathoner Alphonce Simbu and pugilists Michael Changarawe and Kassim Mbundwike won medals after 16-year wait.
Kassim Mbundwike won bronze after reaching the semis. He outpointed Rafail Pafios of Cyprus in the round of 16 in the Light middleweight (67kg – 71kg category).
Simbu, who earned a silver medal after finishing second behind Ugandan Victor Kiplangat in the 42km marathon in Birmingham, England, on Saturday.
Simbu brought the medal sixteen years after marathoner Samson Ramadhan won the gold medal in the club games held in Australia in 2006.
The success of the athletes and boxers in Birmingham seemed to revive both athletics and boxing.
As of today professional boxing has won a bigger audience and its stakeholders as well.
When you see Karim Mandonga as an exhibition boxer then you See Mo Boxing on the promotion stage.
The best form of athletics recently was stamped by Gabriel Geay who shattered the national record in marathon.