Aina School from Meru put up a spirited performance to emerge overall champions as the national inter-schools Tae-Kwondo championships concluded at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi at the weekend. The event that featured 18 teams from Kenyan international schools and colleges attracted players from four counties; Meru, Kiambu, Machakos and hosts Nairobi.
Aina School produced a touch of class to achieve the rare feat in front of a impassioned crowd as Marion Academy from Nairobi finished second followed by Mountain View Primary. Limuru International and Braeburn Garden Estate finished fourth and fifth respectively.
Sean Mureithi from Shantili School won the Bricks Breaking Under-seven years category for boys while Vougher Wambugu from Marion School emerged runner-up. In the Under-11 years category, Kyla Imani from Shantili emerged the best followed by Ryan Kiprop from Marion Farm House.
In the Poomse girls category, Shantel Mbati was declared the best player. Other schools that participated in the one-day championship were Limuru International School, Muthaiga, Ahadi, White Star, Chanitiny School, Thika Road, Ebenezer, Acacia, Excel Academy, Daisi Flower and Frames of Mind.
Event coordinator Nesmus Wesonga said the tournament was used as part of the final selection for the provisional team that will participate in the forthcoming Windmill Open Tae-Kwondo tournament slated for the Netherlands in April 2018.