We have A New African Games Tennis Champion! Angella Okutoyi Wins Singles Gold, Booking A Spot At The Paris Olympics

Angella Okutoyi on Thursday afternoon qualified for Paris Olympics, after clinching singles gold at the African Games in Accra, Ghana.

The Kenyan Tennis sensation beat Egypt’s Abdelaziz Lamir 6-2, 6-4 to win the African title.  

The Kenyan star dominated the game, beating Abdelaziz 6-2, 6-4 to clinch the African title.

Okutoyi makes history by becoming the first Kenyan woman to win a gold medal in the women’s singles category in 46 years since Jane Davies-Doxzon’s victory in 1978.

Earlier, the 20-year-old delivered an unexpected upset, defeating the defending champion, Mayar Sherif after over four hours of nail-biting semi-final clash.

Angella Okutoyi’s Reaction to Winning Gold at African Games in Ghana

Reacting to her historic win at the African games in Ghana, Okutoyi said she hopes her win gives someone watching a belief that anything is possible.

“First I wanna thank GOD for getting me this far 🙏🏿

Second wanna thank my team, my federation, NOCK , my school, people back home and everyone who l haven’t mentioned and my fans

This just means so much to me a childhood dream coming to light participating at the

@olympics. Hope this gives someone watching a believe that anything is possible” She wrote.

Angella Okutoyi alongside Cynthia Cheruto won Silver medal for Kenya in the women’s doubles at the African Games.