MERCY MOIM

MERCY MOIM

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. She was team captain for the postponed 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (the only women’s volleyball team from Africa).

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. 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 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. 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.

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