Ethiopian takes gold and bronze IAAF World U18 Championships
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 16 – Kenya bagged silver and bronze in the Boys 3000m at a full to capacity Moi International Sports Center Kasarani courtesy of Edward Zakayo and Stanley Waithaka on the final day of the IAAF World U18 Championships on Sunday.
Despite picking up the pace on the final bend, Zakayo could not match the kick of Ethiopian Selemon Barega who clinched gold in a Personal Best of 7:47.16.
Zakayo also clocked a Personal Best of 7:49.17 while bronze medallist Waithaka returned a Personal Best of 7:50.64.
Jackline Wambui produced a breathtaking performance to lead a Kenyan 1-2 sweep in the Girls 800m, dropping a World Lead of 2:01.46 on final day of the 2017 IAAF World U18 Championships at a full capacity Moi International Sports Center Kasarani on Sunday.
With Kenya failing to win gold yesterday, Wambui and her compatriot Lydia Jeruto who grabbed silver in a Personal Best of 2:02.06 brought to home crowd up on their feet when they delivered to ensure Kenya retain the title.
Ethiopian Hirut Meshesha settled for bronze in a time of 2:06.32.
Leonard Kipkemoi lit up a packed Moi International Sports Center Kasarani when he led compatriot Cleophas Meyan to a 1-2 sweep in the 2000m Boys Steeplechase as Kenya finished fourth overall at the last IAAF World U18 Championships hosted in Nairobi.
Running a tactical race to beat closest challengers Ethiopia, Bett outsprinted Meyan to cross the line first in 5:32.53.
Meyan bagged silver in a Personal Best of 5:33.07 to ensure the host nation collect a total of 15 medals,