Don’t be so harsh on our athletes

Editor,I was disappointed with the manner in which the sports writers described performance in the 17th African Championship in Nairobi, Kenya. While she placed 10th in the women’s 10000m, I think that it is cruel to label her performance ‘feeble’.
Epiphanie Nyirabarame has represented Rwanda well
Epiphanie Nyirabarame has represented Rwanda well

Editor,
I was disappointed with the manner in which the sports writers described performance in the 17th African Championship in Nairobi, Kenya. While she placed 10th in the women’s 10000m, I think that it is cruel to label her performance ‘feeble’.

I believe that she tried her best, trained in the best way she could and I think that its better if we supported our athletes better.

Very often when the national soccer team doesn’t do as we all hope, I see many people quickly rush to call them all sorts of names, while urging the sacking of the coach.

I find this attitude unfortunate. We need to first analyze why they aren’t as successful before we rush to criticize them. Maybe we aren’t giving them enough support.

Personally, I want to thank all the athletes who represented us because they did their best. That is all we should ask from them.

Kimihurura

 

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