Legendary Olympic Champion Narrowly Survives Plane Crash

Legendary Olympic Champion Narrowly Survives Plane Crash

  • The great David Rudisha, an Olympic champion, had a brush with death recently
  • The 2012 and 2016 800m champion escaped from a plane crash unharmed in Kenya
  • In 2019, Rudisha survived a serious car accident after a tyre burst on his vehicle, causing a head-on collision with a bus

The legendary Olympic champion David Rudisha's guardian angel continues to look after him.

The 2012 and 2016 800m gold medal winner in London and Rio de Janeiro escaped unharmed from a plane crash in Kenya's Kajaido county.

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David Rudisha at the scene of the plane crash. Image sources: @Radulllive and BBC Africa Sport.
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The BBC reported that crash-landed as he was returning from the Maasai Olympics. The other occupants of the plane and the pilot were taken to hospital with minor to moderate injuries, with no fatalities being reported.

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According to Daily Nation, Rudisha said:

"All was well close to seven or eight minutes into the flight when the engine of the plane suddenly went quiet. He (the pilot) saw some clear space where he tried to land the plane, but one of its wings hit a tree as the plane started to spin before landing on the rocky field.
"The pilot did an incredible job to keep the plane afloat and stable for long."

Kenya plunged into mourning after the death of legendary athlete

The Kenyan sporting fraternity has been plunged into mourning following the death of legendary athlete, Dan Omwanza.

Omwanza, who hailed from Ibeno in Kisii County is understood to have passed away on Wednesday, February 16, after a battle with illness.

His death was confirmed by his wife, Esther Moraa, who divulged the iconic athlete died at a Nairobi hospital where he was admitted with high blood pressure and stroke.

Ferdinand Omanyala: Kenyan sprint sensation joins National Police Service

Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala is officially a member of the National Police Service.

Omanyala, who only recently earned the title of the fastest man in Africa met up with Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai as the National Police Service announced the new development.

IG Mutyambai called on the sprinter to maintain his discipline to remain at the very top for as long as possible.

On his part, Omanyala thanked the government for the support, promising to offer his best on the tracks.

Source: Sports Brief News