Participants

Collins INJERA

Collins INJERA
    Rugby Sevens
Birth Date:  18 Oct 1986
Age:  31
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  182
Weight (Kg):  92

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
RUG Rugby Sevens Men 8

Collins INJERA - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sat, 14 Apr 10:15
Men Pool Round - Pool C
Canada
10
Kenya
26
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 14:17
Men Pool Round - Pool C
New Zealand
40
Kenya
7
Finished
Sat, 14 Apr 20:27
Men Pool Round - Pool C
Kenya
47
Zambia
0
Finished
Sun, 15 Apr 10:15
Men Placing 5-8
Australia
33
Kenya
5
Finished
Sun, 15 Apr 13:11
Men Placing 7-8
Kenya
24
Wales
28
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Rank
2014 Glasgow, SCO 7
2010 Delhi, IND 7

Olympic Games
Year Location Rank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 11

World Series
Year Location Rank
2016/17 Various 12
2015/16 Various 7
2014/15 Various 13
2013/14 Various 7
2012/13 Various 5
2011/12 Various 12
2010/11 Various 9
2009/10 Various 8
2008/09 Various 6
2007/08 Various 7
2006/07 Various 11

World Cup
Year Location Rank
2013 Moscow, RUS 4
2009 Dubai, UAE 3

Nickname: Jim, Loco, PapaLocole (ollows.com, 2013; Facebook, 8 Jun 2016)
Hobbies

Farming, photography (standardmedia.co.ke, 16 Sep 2013)


Occupation: Athlete, farmer, marketing manager (LinkedIn, Sep 2016; Facebook Oct 2017)
Education: Mass communication at Kenya College of Communications; public relations at Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya
Languages spoken: English
Coach

CLUB: Kevin WAMBUA (KEN) (nation.co.ke, 23 Sep 2017)
NATIONAL: Innocent SIMIYU (KEN) (the-star.co.ke, 23 Sep 2017)


Sporting relatives

His older brother, Humphrey KAYANGE, represented Kenya in rugby sevens, competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and the Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. His younger brother, Michael AGEVI, represented Kenya in rugby sevens, competing at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. (nation.co.ke, 17 May 2010)


Injuries

Cruciate ligament tear (knee) in March 2017, requiring surgery, and missed the remainder of the season. (skysports.com, 5 May 2017)


National team: 2006 at the Hong Kong Sevens
National league: National Sevens Circuit
Hero: "Usain BOLT (JAM) has always been someone I have looked up to and admired. Taking a selfie with him was one of the big highlights (of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games) for me." (olympic.org, 3 Oct 2016)
Influence: "My dad. Just seeing where he came from and how he has raised us. My parents have been very influential. Even my mom as a farmer, she has continually put so much into farming that she is doing it large scale." (businessdailyafrica.com, 6 Nov 2015)
Additional information

RETIREMENT PLANS
"I am not sure when exactly it will be, maybe in the next few years." (allafrica.com, 4 May 2017)


SIGNATURE
After scoring his 200th World Series try, at the 2015 London Sevens, he celebrated by taking a marker pen from his sock and signing the lens of a pitch-side camera, mimicking the common practice of tennis players. However, the marker was permanent and there was no protective cover on the lens, which was valued at UK£60,000. (dailymail.co.uk, 19 May 2015; espn.co.uk, 19 May 2015) 


AWARDS
Presented with the Presidential Order of the Golden Warrior (OGW) award in May 2010 and named Kenya's Sportsperson of the Year in 2009. (nation.co.ke, 17 May 2010; shujaapride.com, 22 Aug 2014; michezoafrika.com, 26 Feb 2013)


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Legend

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

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