Kenya finishes 4th in the successful IAAF World U18 Championships

Kenya finishes 4th in the successful  IAAF World U18 Championships

The curtains finally fell on the hugely successful last edition of the IAAF World U18 Championship in Nairobi on Sunday with Kenya managing fourth place finish in the medal standings with four gold, seven silvers and four bronze medals.

The host nation Kenya made history by having the largest audience ever to the Under 18 competitions with the beautiful, and newly renovated Kasarani stadium providing the best atmosphere and world class facilities for the budding athletes to announce their arrival on the world stage.

In terms of numbers of medals won, Kenya was the top nation with 15 medals above Germany who had 13.South Africa topped the overall medals standing with five golds to announce their resurgence in the sprints at the competition that was given a miss by USA, Great Britain and Canada.

Poor tactics may have cost Kenya several Golds but the performance from the whole team was commendable. Manangoi, Bett, Wambui and Caren Chebet won Kenya gold but the special performances were registered by Naadokila in the  400m hurdles (84.0cm) and Mary MORAA in 400 Metres to bag silver.

Kenyan Medalists

Gold

  • George Meitamei Manangoi - 1500 Metres
  • Leonard Kipkemoi Bett - 2000 Metres Steeplechase
  • Jackline Wambui - 800 Metres
  • Caren Chebet - 2000 Metres Steeplechase

Silver

  • Edward Zakayo - 3000 Metres
  • Cleophas Kandie Meyan - 2000 Metres Steeplechase
  • Moitalel Mpoke Naadokila -400m Hurdles (84.0cm)
  • Mary Moraa - 400 Metres
  • Lydia Jeruto Lagat- 800 Metres
  • Emmaculate Chepkirui - 3000 Metres
  • Mercy Chepkurui -2000 Metres Steeplechase

Bronze

  • Japhet Kibiwott Toroitich- 800 Metres
  • Stanley Mburu Waithaka -3000 Metres
  • Dominic Samson Ndigiti - 10,000 Metres Race Walk
  • Edina Jebitok - 1500 Metres

MEDAL STANDINGS

Rank Country GOLD SILVER BRONZE Total
1 South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 5 3 2 10
2 Pr Of China PR OF CHINA 5 2 4 11
3 Cuba CUBA 5 2 1 8
4 Kenya KENYA 4 7 4 15
5 Ethiopia ETHIOPIA 4 3 5 12
6 Germany GERMANY 3 5 5 13
7 Jamaica JAMAICA 3 1 3 7
8 France FRANCE 2 1 4 7
9 Ukraine UKRAINE 2 1 2 5
10 Turkey TURKEY 1 1 1 3
11 Ecuador ECUADOR 1 1 0 2
11 Spain SPAIN 1 1 0 2
13 Czech Republic CZECH REPUBLIC 1 0 0 1
13 Chile CHILE 1 0 0 1
15 Poland POLAND 0 2 0 2
16 Authorised Neutral Athlete AUTHORISED NEUTRAL ATHLETE 0 1 1 2
16 Belarus BELARUS 0 1 1 2
18 Cyprus CYPRUS 0 1 0 1
18 Chinese Taipei CHINESE TAIPEI 0 1 0 1
18 Latvia LATVIA 0 1 0 1
18 India INDIA 0 1 0 1
18 Bulgaria BULGARIA 0 1 0 1
18 Guyana GUYANA 0 1 0 1
24 Romania ROMANIA 0 0 1 1
24 Brazil BRAZIL 0 0 1 1
24 Colombia COLOMBIA 0 0 1 1
24 Turks And Caicos Islands TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 0 0 1 1
24 Lithuania LITHUANIA 0 0 1 1

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