©DAI KUROKAWA/EPA/MAXPPP - epa07418107 Ten-year-old Channel Obiero smiles as she lifts up a weight as her mother Mercy Obiero watches during their weightlifting practice in a gym in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya, 06 March 2019. Forty-year-old Obiero, known as Kenya's strongest woman, started weightlifting in 1999 by following her brother's footstep. She has represented her country in a number of international competitions including 2012 London Olympics, 2015 All-Africa Games in which she won a bronze medal, and 2016 African Weightlifting Championships where she brought home a silver medal from. Obiero is now using her experience as an athelete to train young girls, including her two daughters Channel and Natasha, in an effort to promote the sport and develop the next generation of competitors in the East African country. 'Training in weightlifting can help children stay healthy and strong, and it gives them the discpline they need', says the single mother of four. The annual International Women's Day will be celebrated on 08 March 2019.