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Nancy Chelangat Koech

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Geoffrey Rotich [brother]

Further personal information

Residence
Kericho, KEN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Swahili

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2004 in school.

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Kenya
Location
Tunisia

General interest

Hobbies
Singing. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T11 1500m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her brother Geoffrey Rotich. (Athlete, 08 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Kenyan middle-distance runner Hellen Obiri, Kenyan long-distance runner Brigid Kosgei. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was named Sportswoman with an Impairment of the Year at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards [SOYA] in Kenya. (Safaricom PLC Twitter page, 20 Jan 2017; hapakenya.com, 20 Jan 2017)
Ambitions
To compete in the T11 400m and 1500m events at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (the-star.co.ke, 02 Mar 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 1 2016-09-12 4
Women's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 2016-09-15 2
Women's 1500 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-17 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2017-07-15 9999