Mercy Moim

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Mercy Moim
Personal information
Nationality Kenya
Born (1989-01-01) 1 January 1989 (age 32)
Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Spike307 cm (121 in)
Block298 cm (117 in)
Volleyball information
PositionOutside Hitter
Current club Kenya Commercial Bank
Career
YearsTeams
2005–2006 Kenya Commercial Bank
2007–2018 Kenya Prisons
2014–2015 Liiga Ploki
2015–2016 Oriveden Ponnistus
2016–2017 Azerrail Baku
2018–2019 Supreme Volleyball Club
2020–present Kenya Commercial Bank
National team
2005–present Kenya

Mercy Moim (born 1 January 1989) is a Kenyan volleyball player. She played with the Kenya national team in the 2010 FIVB Women's Volleyball World Championship. [1] She was team captain for the postponed 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (the only women's volleyball team from Africa).

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Life

Moim made her debut in the national team at the age of 15 and she has played for the Supreme Volleyball Club in Thailand.

Moim was chosen to captain Kenya's team in 2016. In 2021 Kenya qualified for the Olympic games which was the first time in sixteen years. [2] She was again the captain for the postponed 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo by the coach Paul Bitok. Veteran Jane Wacu also made the cut [3] former colleagues Violet Makuto and Elizabeth Wanyama were not included in the dozen players chosen to travel where they lost their first match against the home team from Japan. [4]

Moim and rugby player Andrew Amonde were chosen to be Kenya's flagbearers at the Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo. Moim was the second woman to be given this honour following archer Shazad Anwar in 2016. [5]

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References

  1. "Kenyan volleyball team at the 2010 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship". sebare.com. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  2. Ayodi, Ayumba (2021-07-12). "Kenya: Tokyo Another Feather in the Cap for Coach Bitok, Moim, Wacu". allAfrica.com. Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  3. "Kenya Unveil Roster For The Tokyo Olympics". fivb.com. 26 June 2021. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. "Kenyan volleyball team keen to make up for lost time at Olympics - Xinhua | English.news.cn". www.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  5. "Moim and Amonde selected as Kenya's flagbearers for Opening Ceremony". www.insidethegames.biz. 18 July 2021. Retrieved 2021-07-27.
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Shehzana Anwar
Flagbearer for Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
(with Andrew Amonde)
Tokyo 2020
Succeeded by
Incumbent