Alexandra Ndolo

Alexandra Ndolo has called out the government failing to support her.

The 36yr old German-born Kenyan fencer said she was tired of pretending to  protect the system that should be supporting her instead.

“It’s time to be honest with myself and with the people around me. I have reached my limit .I hate to admit it, I hate asking for help, but i feel i can no longer lie especially if those lies are protecting the system that should support me,” she said on social media.

According to her, she she has been the one organising and financing all of her fencing season and travelled to many competitions without her coach. She further noted that she has never taken a physio with them.

“I am very sensitive to money problems, because being the child of immigrants usually means growing up culturally richer, but financially poorer than than most of your age-mates,” she went on.

All she has received the past 9 months has been empty words and promises from the Kenyan Fencing Federation and the Kenyan Sports system.

“While they are busy boasting about their new sport and new top ten world ranking player no one was able to put actions behind their words,” she said.

Ndolo says if the Kenyan Sports System, truly want to embrace her and want her to be on the road to paris together, it should not do it with just  words, but  actions.

“I did not want to be the one feeding into the narrative of an African country being too unorganised or unwilling to support their high level athletes, as i am very protective of the way Africa is being perceived on other continents,” she stated.

Ndolo won the silver medal in the Women’s epee event at the 2017 European Fencing Championships held in Tbilisi, Georgia, a bronze medal in her event at the 2019 European Fencing Championships held in Dusseldorf, Germany and a silver medal in the 2022 World Fencing Championships held in Cairo, Egypt.

Fencing is a combat sport that features sword fighting.

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