Nairobi, July 24 -- Today, the world's eyes would have been trained on Tokyo for the opening ceremony ahead of the 32nd Olympic Games.

But on March 24, this year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Japanese government unanimous agreed to postpone the Games to same time next year as the world battled to control the spread of coronavirus. The postponement came with much disappointment for those who had qualified, or were yet to qualify, and Kenyans were no exception.

But Kenya's would-be Olympians now say the extension will leave them better prepared.

"Personally, I believe it's another opportunity to leave us better prepared and I shouldn't take this for granted," said featherweight boxer Nick "Commander" Okoth, who will be...