Christine Ongare: A fight to the top

Christine Ongare of Kenya is truly an African hero. At 12, she became a mother, and has promised not to give up on becoming the first African woman to win an Olympic medal in boxing. 

The 27-year-old has now qualified for Olympics 2020 in Tokyo to have her chance in fulfilling that dream.

As a woman, being called a weaker vessel is one thing to fight against, aside fighting to achieve your dreams regardless of your ability to carry another human inside of you on your way to the top.

Christine Ongare said:

“This one has always been my dream to participate in the Olympics games whereby to me, at least I have reached my goal, but my {main} goal is not yet complete.

“My goal in the Olympics is to stand in the podium because we have never had any woman representing Kenya, and Africa in the Olympics coming back with a medal,”

She will be contesting in the fly weight category with other female boxers across the world.

Christine Ongare in 2018, participated and emerged as one of the medalists in 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Australia becoming the first Kenyan woman to win a Commonwealth Games medal in boxing.

Will she be able to do it again in Tokyo 2020 as the first African woman?

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.

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