Kenya’s Erick Kiptoo Sang finished in 6th place in the men’s’ 1500m T11 at the just concluded Tokyo Paralympics that were held at the National Olympics Stadium in Tokyo.
Kiptoo was guided by Erick Kirui after his usual guide David Korir got injured on Monday after he was tripped, the running style might have affected Sang’s performance at the finals.
Brazilian Yeltsin ran away with the title 3:57.60 as Sang crossed the line a distant sixth by clocking 4:21.53.
“I’d like to urge the government to keep organizing long residential training camps,” he said
“It would also be good to arrive at these Games much earlier for acclimatization. The heat and humidity here really affected us because we have been training in high altitude back home in Kenya,” he said.
“We should have been here at least one week before the competition.”
He also made a great proposal that para athletes be allowed to train with able-bodied athletes who will help the gain the pace and shape of the elites.
His guide Kirui appealed to the Kenya National Paralympic Committee to cast their net wider in selection to increase medal chances.