Kenya’s Special Olympics champions jetted back last night with a bag of medals.

The team achieved a stellar performance in Abu Dhabi with 12 Gold, 8 Silver and 5 Bronze medals in individual and team competitions.

Onesmus Munyao won gold in the half marathon with a time of 1hr 11mins, while Catherine Nyaga walked away with a 50 meter run medal.

At the same time, Kelvin Tanui brought home a 1500 meters gold medal alongside a swimmer Kagondu Kariuki  who won the 50M freestyle.

Special Olympics helps people with intellectual disabilities to showcase their talent. It started in 1968.

Here is their story in pictures:

Onesmus Munyao won gold in the half marathon with a time of 1hr 11mins.
Kelvin Tanui won in the boys’ 1500 metres
Catherine Nyaga got silver in in the 4m by 25m swimming relay.
Catherine Nyaga won 50 meters run

 

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