NAIROBI, Kenya- The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games entered their day six on Monday with Kenya winning her third medal when Stacy Ndiwa bagged silver in the women 10000m.
That was the silver lining for Team Kenya on a day when Uganda stole the thunder in distance running with Stella Chesang clinching their second gold when she beat Ndiwa to the line.
Following promising performances at the Hong Kong 7s, pumped up Shujaa and Lionesses men and women national rugby teams set sights on a piece of Commonwealth history on Monday as they departed for Gold Coast.
Still in Australia, three Kenyan boxers and two swimmers were eliminated from competition on Monday.
Further afield, FC Barcelona and Argentina superstar, Lionel Messi, was appointed the UN World Tourism Organization on Monday, expanding his already packed portfolio in out collection of top stories on SportPesa News from Monday you must read today.
Uganda’s Chesang Denies Kenya Women 10000m Gold
GOLD COAST, Australia- Stella Chesang grabbed Uganda’s second gold of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to deny Kenya a first top medal on Monday. Chesang stopped the timer at 31:45.30 for victory in the women 10000m with hard-chasing Stacy Ndiwa clocking a lifetime best of 31:46.36 for silver and Kenya’s third medal at Gold Coast. READ MORE
Shujaa, Lionesses Shift Focus To Commonwealth Games
NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya men and women’s sevens rugby teams, Shujaa and Lionesses shift focus to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games following the conclusion of the Hong Kong leg of the 2017/18 HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series on Sunday. Shujaa have been ever present since the introduction of men’s rugby sevens at the 1998 games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and will start their Pool C campaign with a match against Canada at 3.15am on Saturday, April 14. READ MORE
Kenyan Boxers Andiego, Abaka, Agina Eliminated
GOLD COAST, Australia- The ‘Hit Squad’ had a torrid Monday morning at the Oxenford Studios ring when three Kenyan boxers bid the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games farewell. Pioneering female Olympian, Elizabeth Andiego fell at the quarters while compatriots Nick Abaka and Brian Agina lost in the round of 16 in that order. READ MORE
Saina Toasts Her Marathon Breakthrough In Paris
NAIROBI, Kenya- On a weekend where Kenyans ruled the streets of Paris and Amsterdam, a new female marathon running star was born. Betsy Saina, 29, stopped the clock at 2:22:55 for her breakthrough victory in the ultimate distance race in Paris, a feat that left the Beijing 2015 Worlds and Rio 2016 Olympics 10000m runner gushing after conquering the toughest race in the sport. READ MORE
UN Appoints Barca Ace Lionel Messi As Tourism Ambassador
MADRID, Spain- The UN World Tourism Organization said Monday it has appointed FC Barcelona’s Argentine star Lionel Messi as an ambassador to promote responsible tourism. “During my travels I have had the opportunity to know other cultures and societies as well as other ways to see the world and this is very enriching,” Messi said in a statement released by the Madrid-based United Nations body announcing his nomination. READ MORE