Mary Moraa bags historic 400m Silver
Mary Moraa capped a great evening for Kenya with a 400m girls silver medal in the ongoing IAAF World Under 18 Championship at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi.
The home fans who were celebrating two golds and a silver prior to the 400m race beamed with more expectations as Moraa stepped into the track for the race despite it not being a Kenyan forte.
Moraa looked like an outsider at the final 100m bend but her final kick buoyed by wild cheers from the home crowd saw her overtake several competitors to claim the historic silver with Barbora Malíková of Czech Republic happily winning gold. Brazilian Giovana Rosalia took bronze
All the medalists clocked new personal best during the race.
400m Girl’s Result
1. Barbora MALÍKOVÁ 52.74
2. Mary MORAA 53.31
3 Giovana Rosalia 53.57