Exactly 50 days to the commencement of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Kenyan athletes Wednesday held motivational discussions with their compatriots who represented the country at last international events.

Kenya will send 123 athletes to the Club Games that run from July 28 to August 8 in The UK.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics flag bearers, women’s volleyball captain Mercy Moim and Andrew Amonde, who led the country’s rugby sevens men’s side to Japan, were among the speakers at the function held in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.

“We are here to encourage the athletes and assure them that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and be disciplined to see it to the end.

“We are also here to advise and create emphasis on the aspect of financial literacy among athletes because at some point you will exit the scene,” Amonde told journalists.

Moim, who has a 16-year career with the women’s volleyball team, emphasized the importance of such motivational forums that bring the past and present members of the national team together.

“During my time as a young athlete I got privileged to have had experienced players in my team who really held my hand through the journey to this point and today, I’m happy to be here to share with you,” she told the class of Birmingham 2022.

Athletes preparing to represent Kenya at the Commonwealth Games from wrestling, judo, hockey, wheelchair basketball, track-and-field, boxing, table tennis, and basketball were among those who attended the function.

Kenya will make her 17th appearance at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham hoping to add to the 220 medals the country has won at the event since its debut in 1954.

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