Kenya takes lead at athletics championshipsFrom MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA has made an early impression at the ongoing International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in Beijing, China.
Two days into the event, the East African nation had a harvest of two gold, two silver and two bronze in the track and fields.
This has set the tone for what is anticipated to be a successful campaign.
Kenya is ahead of powerhouses such as the USA, Jamaica, Britain, Canada as well as fellow African rivals, Ethiopia.
On Monday afternoon, Kenya was on pole position followed by Jamaica, which boasts of world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, who occupied the second position, Britain were on third, Germany fourth while the US were on fifth position.
Among the leaders, second placed Jamaica harvested two gold and a bronze, third placed Britain boasted two gold medals, Germany had a gold and two silver while the USA had a gold medal, silver and four bronze at the time of going to press.
Among the trumpcards for Kenya were Ezekiel Kemboi, who won the gold in the men’s 3 000 metres while her fellow female country Vivian Cheruiyot won a thrilling last lap sprint to claim the women’s 10 000 metres gold.
Meanwhile, East Africa rivals, Ethiopia were expected to be included in the top 10 with their running sensations Genzebe Dibaba and Dawit Seyaum having won respective qualifying matches but were yet to enter the medals’ final races.
– CAJ News
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