Malkia Strikers star Sharon Chepchumba provides injury update as she sets Olympics target

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VOLLEYBALL Malkia Strikers star Sharon Chepchumba provides injury update as she sets Olympics target

Joel Omotto 06:00 - 29.02.2024

Malkia Strikers' opposite attacker Sharon Chepchumba has revealed how her recovery journey from a knee injury is progressing and what she expects Kenya to achieve at the Paris 2024.Olympics.

Malkia Strikers opposite attacker Sharon Chepchumba expects to be back in action by the end of March after nearly three months out with an injury.

Chepchumba suffered a knee injury that needed surgery and it has locked her out of key assignments for the national team, including the African Games qualifiers.

However, the player has now started her recovery journey but she acknowledges it will be a tough route before she can fully resume playing.

“I am really working on myself so that I can get back,” Chepchumba told Olympics Kenya.

“By now, I am fully aware that my body is ready but I am a little bit scared moving it because I have not been strengthening it but I have been doing physio and I will do strengthening with swimming and adding some weight.

“If I have to estimate, end of March I will be back fully starting jumping and doing all those things.”

Chepchumba was the star of the show as Kenya sealed their place at the Paris 2024 Olympics after winning the African title in Cameroon last year.

She was named the Player of the Tournament which soon earned her a six-month deal with Greek third-tier side Aris Thessaloniki and she says the experience in Europe has been an eye-opener.

“It has given me exposure, courage and knowing very well what I want in life and what I want to do in sports. I can say the experience was quite good and looking forward to experiences from different countries,” she added.

Having sealed a second successive Olympics qualification, Chepchumba is keen to see Kenya record a better performance than their 12th-place finish at the last edition in Tokyo and is not ruling out a medal challenge.

“This time round it is not just going to be Team Kenya there but showing them that we are capable of doing so much and wonderful things. I believe it is possible to win a medal,” she said.

Before moving to Greece, ‘Chumba’ previously featured for KCB, Kenya Prisons and Kenya Pipeline.

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