Participants

Samuel Ireri GATHIMBA

Samuel Ireri GATHIMBA
    Athletics
Birth Date:  26 Oct 1987
Place of Birth:  Nyeri
Country of birth:  KEN
Age:  30
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  170
Weight (Kg):  61

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 20km Race Walk 3 Bronze

Samuel Ireri GATHIMBA - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 7:00
Gold Medal Event Men's 20km Race Walk Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 20km Race Walk DNF

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's 20km Race Walk 30 1:22:52

Coach

PERSONAL George KARUIKI (the-star.co.ke, 26 Jul 2016)


Additional information

OLYMPIC DEBUT
Appeared for Kenya in the 20km race walk at the Rio 2016 Olympics, but despite setting the pace early, failed to finish. (nation.co.ke, 9 Aug 2017)


AFRICAN CROWN
Secured the 2016 African 20km race walk title in a national record of 1:19.24, but said it was a difficult journey. "I nearly lost hope along the way, pulled out of the event after clearing school, before returning three years ago. Walking is not much appreciated in Kenya and I faced sponsorship and mentorship challenges. I, however, thank my coach (George KARIUKI) and my MP, Mary WAMBUI, for being there when I needed somebody to hold my hand." (the-star.co.ke, 26 Jul 2016)


NATIONAL RECORD
Warmed up for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games by slicing 20 seconds off his own Kenyan record, to secure the men's 20km race walk title at the Commonwealth Games trials in a time of 1:19.04. (nation.co.ke, 17 Feb 2018)



Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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