From Kibabii University to the Olympics: the story of Faith Ogallo

Faith Ogallo displays her skills during an interview at Nation Centre, Nairobi on May 5, 2020

Faith Ogallo displays her skills during an interview at Nation Centre, Nairobi on May 5, 2020. Ogallo will lead Kenya's medal hunt in the African Taekwondo Championships set for June 5 to 6, 2021 in Dakar, Senegal. 

Photo credit: Sila Kiplagat | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • University student recollects her poor attempt at other sports before making her big break as Kenya’s sole representative at the prestigious Summer Games

Having tried her hand and failed in a number of sports, Faith Ogallo was on the brink of settling for second best when Lady Luck smiled her way and she got a breakthrough in taekwondo.

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