Some of the worlds most famous statues

Different statues in the world have been built around the world and even ended up being some of the most amazing man made features in the world. This statues were made for different reasons some for peace, others due to folk tales while others for remembrance .

1. Moai

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The monolithic statues are found on Easter island. They were curved by the Polynesian colonizers who lived at the island and it is said that they represent their ancestors or maybe the embodiment of great and powerful chiefs.

2. Christ the Redeemer

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The great statue which is found in Rio De Janeiro at the peak of the Corcovado mountain which has amazing views of Rio. It is one of the tallest statues in the world.

3. Statue of Liberty

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The statue of Liberty found in United States of America is also one of the most famous statues in the world and it stands on Liberty Island. It was a gift from the French and it represents a woman wearing a stola, a radiant crown and sandals, trampling a broken chain, carrying a torch in her raised right hand and a tabula ansata tablet.

4. Great Sphinx

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The sphinx which is found in Giza plateau Egypt is also one of the most famous statues in the world. It is the largest monolith statue in the world although it is considerably smaller than the Pyramids around it.

5.David Statue

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The statue was sculptured by Michelangelo. The 5.17 meter (17 ft) marble statue portrays the Biblical King David in the nude and was placed at the Academia Gallery in Florence in Italy, while a replica was placed at its original position  Piazza Della Signoria.

 

Kenya Women’s Rugby 7s Team Qualify For Rio 2016

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The Kenya women’s rugby 7s team has qualified for the 2016 Olympics which will be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Lionesses’ qualification was confirmed on Friday by World Rugby and the Kenya Rugby Union after South Africa withdrew from participating in the tournament.

South Africa had qualified for the tournament by winning the 2015 African Women’s Rugby 7s championship last month after they defeated Kenya 31-5 in the final.

However South Africa will not be gracing their event after the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) made the decision to withdraw them from the Olympics.

The decision will see Kenya represented in men’s and women’s rugby sevens at next year’s olympics games.

VIDEO: Julius Yego In Training

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The 2016 Olympics which will be held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, are less than 10 months away and athletes wishing to take part in it have wasted no time in getting in shape for their respective events.

Even those who are almost assured of a plane ticket to Brazil are not taking any chances and have embarked on rigorous training programmes.

One of such athletes is javelin world champion Julius Yego who plans to scoop gold in Rio next year.

Yego has been sharing photos and videos on his official Facebook feed and it is clear, as you will notice in the video below, that success does not come easy for him as he has to push himself harder in the gym and in training.

RUGBY: Kenya 7s Ranked As Top Seeds For Final Round Of African 2016 Olympic Qualifiers

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The Kenya 7s team have been given top seed ranking for the final round of the men’s Rugby Sevens African 2016 Olympic Games qualifiers which will be played in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the weekend of November 14/15.

A total of 12 teams will take part in the qualifiers with the winner booking Africa’s sole berth to the 2016 Olympic games which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Teams that will finish in positions 2, 3 and 4 will still get a chance to feature at the games as they will participate in a 16-team repechage tournament which will see the winner booking a to the event.

The repechage tournament will feature two teams from South America (Uruguay and Chile), four teams from Europe (Spain, Russia, Germany and Ireland), two teams from North America (Mexico and Canada), three teams from Asia (To Be Confirmed), and two teams from Oceania.

The repechage tournament dates will be determined once each continent has concluded its qualifying tournaments. The teams taking part in the African qualifiers are Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Namibia, Uganda, Madagascar,Senegal, Zambia, Morocco, Mauritius, Nigeria and Botswana.

Already 8 teams have qualified with for Olympic games with only four remaining to be filled.

The qualified teams are hosts Brazil, teams that finished in the first four positions during the 2014-15 IRB Rugby Sevens tournament (Fiji, South African, New Zealand and Great Britain), South American Champions (Argentina), European Champions (France) and North American Champions (USA).

The slots waiting to be filled are of those Africa, Asia, Oceania and winner of the repechage tournament.

Additional information by Kenyarfu.com