Naadokila bags Kenya a silver in 400m Hurdles
Kenyan Moitalel Mpoke Naadokila was the toast of Day 4 for Kenya as he beat all odds to claim second spot in the boys 400m Hurdles (84cm) race at a packed Kasarani Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
South African Zazini Sokwakhana was in a class of his own as he destroyed the field to win comfortably at a time of 49.27.
With the Gold beyond reach, the race for the remaining two medals was in top gear. Naadokila produced a magnificent final 100m kick to clock a new personal best of 52.06 much to the joy of the home crowd.
In a good turn from the first three days, Kenyans from all walks of life heeded the call to turn up in large numbers at Kasarani for the IAAF World U-18 Championship to create an electric atmosphere that IAAF.ORG Tweeted as the largest crowd for the youth competition ever.
400M HURDLES (84.0CM) BOYS RESULTS
1. Zazini Sokwakhana 49.27
2. Moitalel Mpoke Naadokila 52.06
3. Baptiste CHRISTOPHE 52.21
4. Fabien LAROPPE 53.81
5. Alison Brendom DOS SANTOS 53.98
6. Luis ELESPURU 54.56
7. Rovane WILLIAMS 55.48
8. Daojun WANG 1:06.2