Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has described Team Kenya’s athletics competition kit for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as “extremely marvellous.”
Kipchoge said that it has the theme about the country, bears ensign colours and resonates well with the new generation.
“The material used is special and unique,” said Kipchoge noting that it absorbs and drains moisture fast hence tailored for the recent conditions expected in Tokyo during the Games.
For the first time, Kenyan sports lovers are going to be ready to buy the kit as a symbol of patriotism.
“I think it’ll turntable as far as sports cares. I trust I will be able to see Kenyans draped within the Kenyan colours altogether streets of our towns,” said Kipchoge, who is a Nike athlete. “It’s an honest thing that Nike has promised to form this awesome clothes available on retail.”
The kit had sparked an uproar on social media on Thursday after the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (NOC-K) posted photos from Nike Inc. launch on Tuesday in NY City.
Many criticised the apparel, saying it had been poorly designed and lacked a Kenyan theme.
World 1,500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot modelled men’s athletics competition kit alongside other athletes from the USA, Nigeria and Brazil.
The Tokyo Summer Games run from July 24 to August 9.