Free entry as World U-18 Championships enters day 2

Free entry as World U-18 Championships enters day 2

Day one action photo at Kasarani/Michezo Afrika Photo by E. Onchiri

The IAAF World U-18 youth championships entered day two on Thursday morning at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani.

Ethiopia's Abersh MINSEWO outsprinted Emmaculate CHEPKIRUI of Kenya in the 3,000m Girls final to deny the host country the first gold in the last edition of the World Under 18 Championship in Nairobi on Wednesday evening.

Earlier, Tshenolo LEMAO led a South African 1-2 in the boys 100m final to bag the rainbow nation their first gold and silver won by Retshidisitswe MLENGA.

The event was officially opened on Wednesday afternoon by President Uhuru Kenyatta accompanied by the country's first lady and the IAAF President Sebastian Coe among other dignitaries.

During the  ceremony, the president announced that entry to the action venue will be free of charge for anyone wishing to watch the best of the world juniors canceling the initially announced 200 shillings entrance fee for the terraces.

Here is the day's programme.

MORNING SESSION                                             

09:30   M     110m Hurdles (91.4cm)  Decathlon Boys         

09:45   M       Shot Put (5kg)  Qualification

09:50   M         3000 Metres Heats     

10:15   M         Discus Throw (1.500kg)Decathlon Boys                               

10:25   W        400 Metres Hurdles    Heats                          

11:05   W        800 Metres      Heats  

11:35   W        Hammer Throw (3kg) Qualification Group A                                   

11:50   M         Pole Vault       Decathlon Boys

12:20   M         110m Hurdles (91.4cm) Heats           

12:45   W        Hammer Throw (3kg) Qualification Group B                     

AFTERNOON SESSION                           

16:30   M         Javelin Throw (700g)  Decathlon Boys                                             

16:35   M         Long Jump      Final   

16:40   M         400m hurdles (84.0cm)           Heats  

17:10   W        100 Metres      Semi-Final      

17:30   M         Shot Put (5kg) Final                                       

17:40   M         800 Metres      Semi-Final

17:55   17:55   M         Javelin Throw (700g)  Final

18:15   18:15   W        400 Metres      Semi-Final      

18:45   18:45   M         400 Metres      Semi-Final      

19:10   M         1500 Metres    Decathlon Boys                                             

Medal Standings

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 1 1 0 2
2 Ethiopia ETHIOPIA 1 0 1 2
3 Germany GERMANY 1 0 0 1
4 Pr Of China PR OF CHINA 0 1 1 2
5 Kenya KENYA 0 1 0 1
6 Jamaica JAMAICA 0 0 1 1

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