Alexandra Ndolo

Alexandra Ndolo Wins African Fencing Title For Kenya

German-born Kenyan fencer, Alexandra Ndolo, 37, is now the African women’s fencing champion. Ndolo achieved a great career milestone in the recent African Championships outing in Casablanca, Morocco where she won the women’s epee title.

Ndolo, the 2022 World Fencing Championships, is always proud to represent her motherland and she dedicated the gold victory to her. Celebrating the victory, she took to her social media platforms to share the joy with her fans:

“African Champion…So proud to have won the African Championships today and bring victory home to Kenya.” she quoted.

Moroccan, Camilia El Kord, came in second, and the Egyptian duo of Aya Hussein and Shirwit Gaber tied for third place.

Alexandra Ndolo Glittering Career

  • Alexandra was the first the first Kenyan to compete at the Fencing World Cup — Tallinn, Estonia, in November 2022.
  • In Germany, she boasts of 5 Gold medals at the European Under-23 level. She has represented Germany for the last 15 years.
  • She won Silver at the 2022 World Fencing Championships in Cairo, Egypt.
  • Alexandra finished 11th overall out of 200 contestants, placing her 14th position in Epee in the 2023/24 world rankings. This makes her the highest-placed African.
  • Her qualification and debut at the Paris Olympics 2024, will make her the first ever Kenyan to represent the country in the fencing sport.
Alexandra Ndolo

Her gold win in the north African country takes Kenya to second place in the medal ranks. Egypt has accumulated 10 medals so far (three gold, one silver, and six bronze), and comes in second. Hosts Morocco are third with two silver medals.

Ndolo, born to a Polish mother and a Kenyan father, switched citizenship last year to represent her father’s nation and homeland. Her change of citizenship was inspired by the death of her father who was a pillar for her growing up. She felt representing his country, through a sport he also loved, is a way to reconnect with him and bring him honor. The change of heart came after she won a bronze for Germany, at the World Fencing Championships, in Cairo, Egypt, in 2022.

Ndolo Eyeing the Olympics

Her win at the 2023 Senior African Championships in Cairo, Egypt on June 20, ranked her sixth woman Epee Fencer of all time. Alexandra is behind China’s Man Wai Vivian, Sera Song (Korea), Marie-Florence Candasammy (France), Nathalie Moellhausen (Brazil) and Anna Kun (Hungary).

Her focus is now on the Olympics, which is the highest medal of honor for any sport. Ndolo is eyeing for a podium finish for Kenya at the Paris 2024 Olympics outing where she will be competing for the first time.