Neither here…neither there… Lukewarm…apathetic..indifferent… Zombified…in a trance…numb… This is my headspace… Tears in my eyes…sorrow shows on my face…heavy is the heart Loved my solitude…but now I fear it…afraid of my own thoughts… On the outside I’m strong…on the inside I’m weak……
Looking at current strides in nutrition, strength and conditioning, one can’t help but reminisce how back in the day, guys would feast thoroughly on meals heavily before a match, with management encouraging this.
Come 4.30pm and you, the fastest guy on your team, would be running with the handbrake on, well fed!
Other guys would push serious weights on the morning of a game, the fatigue showing later that afternoon.
It was an Olympiad of firsts. Robert Wangila “Napunyi” became the first Kenyan boxer to reach an Olympic final since Philip Waruinge in 1972. “Napunyi” bettered Waruinge’s silver medal performance from Munich by knocking out Frenchman Laurent Boudani to claim gold in the welterweight category, the first ever boxing gold medal by a Kenyan or African boxer.