Chelangat hopeful for better performance in Kampala

Chelangat hopeful for better performance in Kampala

World Youth 3000m bronze medallist Sheilah Chelangat is hopeful of posting better performance at the IAAF World cross country next month in Kampala.

The athlete who comes from South Rift region made into Team Kenya for Kampala show last weekend at the national trials in the 6km junior women category.

"I am happy that I qualified and what is left now is to prepare fully for the competition," She said.

She won the junior women 6km category during the South Rift regional cross country championships.

“I have represented Kenya and I have some experience competing with difference athletes from various cross country and my target is to do well,” She said.

She said she will fine-tune and polish her skills during the residential training in Kigari.

The 18-year old represented Kenya at the previous world Youth in Colombia and at the Commonwealth Games in Samoa where she won a gold medal in 3000m.

“This season I feel that I have trained enough and I know trials will not be easy but I will fight for my position,” said Chelangat who finished sixth in 3000m last year at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Poland.

She had a dream of shining in the youth category and she will not take part at the tenth World Under 18 event in her motherland.

“I will not be in the age bracket but I am happy that my next focus is to transit to junior category and I still have African Junior championships this year but first cross country,” She said.

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