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Nelly Jeptoo Sile

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Languages
English, Swahili

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."

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Kenya

General interest

Hobbies
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)
Impairment
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)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F56 Final 1 2017-07-17 8