Nelly Jeptoo Sile
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2005 in Eldoret, Kenya.
Why this sport?
She discovered that people with an impairment could play sport after visiting a stadium in Eldoret, Kenya. "From that day I decided to start training in javelin and shot put."
Sports. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Kenyan javelin thrower Julius Yego. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2016 and 2017 she was nominated for the Sportswoman Living With An Impairment award at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards [SOYA] in Kenya. (capitalfm.co.ke, 05 Dec 2017; kenyanvibe.com, 19 Jan 2017)
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness at age six months. (sportsnewsarena.com, 08 Apr 2016; sabunisports.co.ke, 29 Mar 2016)
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