Wambui, Jeruto electrify Kasarani with 1-2 800m finish

Wambui, Jeruto electrify Kasarani with 1-2 800m finish

Wambui celebrates winning gold at the U-18 final day at Kasarani in Nairobi

Kenya added a gold and a silver to her tally in the ongoing IAAF U18 World Championship through Jackline Wambui and Lydia Jeruto respectively on a colorful Sunday afternoon at the the Home of Heroes Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi.

In a similar pattern from the Kenyan qualifiers, Wambui proved the fastest of the Kenyans despite Jeruto giving a good challenge.The two Kenyans were clear of the chasing pack with 200m to go.

Ethiopian Hirut Meshesha took bronze.

Just like Saturday, Kenyan fans were in their thousands to set up the best ever Under 18 championship atmosphere.

800m Girls Results

1. Jackline Wambui          2:01.46  Wu18l

2. Lydia Jeruto Lagat       2:02.06  Pb

3. Hirut Meshesha 2:06.32           

4. Milena Korbut 2:08.45              

5. Chaimae Ismaili 2:09.78            

6. Vimbayi Maisvoreva 2:12.79  

7. Lena Kieffer   2:13.18 

8. Sivan Auerbach 2:19.51

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