Mary Nakhumicha Zakayo

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Mary Nakhumicha Zakayo
Personal information
Born (1979-04-19) April 19, 1979 (age 36)
Kenya
Sport
Country  Kenya
Sport Paralympic athletics
Event(s) various

Mary Nakhumicha Zakayo (born 19 April 1979) is a Kenyan Paralympic track athlete. She competes in the T57 class for javelin, shot put and discus throw. Her first Paralympics was 1992.

In 2008 she received the Kenyan Sports Personality of the Year Award. At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, she won the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award.[1] On accepting the award, she said, "The Paralympic Movement is spreading in my country and opens opportunities for people with disabilities and help change the perceptions towards people with disabilities in a positive way."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gichana, Rebecca (13 September 2012), Mary Nakhumicha motivated by receiving Paralympic award, retrieved 18 September 2012 
  2. ^ Mackay, Duncan (9 September 2012), Pistorius overlooked for London 2012 fair play award as Ireland's McKillop chosen, retrieved 18 September 2012