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Kenya women's national rugby sevens team plays in several tournaments including the African Women's Sevens Championship, Dubai Invitational Sevens and the Hong Kong Women's Sevens.
Rugby Union Sevens – a short form of the sport of rugby union – was first played in 1883, with the first (men's) internationals taking place in 1973. As women's rugby union developed in the 1960s and 1970s the format became very popular as it allowed games, and entire leagues, to be developed in countries even when player numbers were small, and it remains the main form the women's game is played in most parts of the world.
Kenya's captain Aberdeen Shikoyi died on 29 May 2012 after an injury she sustained in a match against Uganda.
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 52.2 million people, Kenya is the 27th most populous country. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret.
Aberdeen Shikoyi was a Kenyan rugby union player. She was the captain of the women's rugby union team. Shikoyi sustained a spinal injury during a rugby match and died a few days later.
Kenya qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics by winning the 2015 Women's Africa Cup Sevens.
The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad and commonly known as Rio 2016, was an international multi-sport event that was held from 5 to 21 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with preliminary events in some sports beginning on 3 August. This is the inaugural Olympiad to be held in South America and the fourth to be held in a developing country: the 1968 Mexico City Summer Olympics, 1980 1980 Soviet Union Summer Olympics, and the 2008 China Summer Olympics.
The 2015 Women's Africa Cup Sevens was a women's rugby sevens tournament for the continental championship of Africa and a qualification tournament for rugby sevens at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The competition was held in Kempton Park, South Africa on 26–27 September 2015. It was the fifth all-continental African Women's Sevens Championship, hosting teams from both Northern and Southern Africa.
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|Squad to the 2018 Commonwealth Games|
The following is the Kenya roster in the women's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Head coach: Michael Mulima
|4||Rachael Adhiambo Mbogo||1||Stacy Awour Otieno|
|5||Linet Arasa||2||Janet Awuor Awino|
|7||Doreen Remour Nziwa||3||Sheila Kavugwe Chajira|
|8||Janet Musindalo Okelo||6||Camilyne Oyuayo|
|9||Irene Awino Otieno||12||Philadelphia Olando|
|10||Catherine Awino Abilla (c)|
|11||Celestine Navalayo Masinde|
Rugby sevens, and originally known as seven-a-side rugby, is a variant of rugby union in which teams are made up of seven players playing seven minute halves, instead of the usual 15 players playing 40 minute halves. Rugby sevens is administered by World Rugby, the body responsible for rugby union worldwide. The game is popular at all levels, with amateur and club tournaments generally held in the summer months. Sevens is one of the most well distributed forms of rugby, and is popular in parts of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and especially in the South Pacific.
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This article shows the rosters of all participating teams at the men's rugby sevens tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
This article shows the rosters of all participating teams at the women's rugby sevens tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.