NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya on Thursday named a provisional 20-member
team for the Africa Swimming Championships, which will be held
in Algiers, Algeria next month.
constraints and poor planning locked out Kenya from the last
championships, which were held in Bloemfontein, South Africa two
Swimming Federation (KSF) is hopeful they will get support from
Federation Interim Management Committee official Reginald Okumu
said the final squad will be named later in August.
Newly Africa Youth
Games champion Maria Brunlehner will lead provisional squad of
20 swimmers to the championships.
gold in the 50m and 100m freestyle and a silver in the 50m
backstroke in the youth games, which was also hosted by Algeria.
Top swimmers from
Algeria, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia and Zimbabwe will provide
the challenge as the Kenyan youth star seeks to stamp her
authority on the sport.
Mario will be joined
by her sister Sylvia Brunlehner, Thailand-based Emily Muteti and
USA-based Rebecca Kamau.