Full day of action as the World Athletics U20 Championships begins in Nairobi

Full day of action as the World Athletics U20 Championships begins in Nairobi

The Kenyan duo of Benard Kibet Yegon and Daniel Kinyanjui have a chance to bag the country's first medals when they race in men's 3000m final at 5.45pm EAT. There are two other finals on the opening day of competition - mixed 4x400m relay and women’s pole vault.

Team Kenya at the World Athletics U20 Championships opening ceremony in Nairobi on Tuesday 17 August 2021/Photo/Dan Vernon

There is a full day of action as the long awaited World Athletics U20 Championships begin in Nairobi on Wednesday 18 August 2021. 

The Kenyan duo of Benard Kibet Yegon and Daniel Kinyanjui have a chance to bag the country's first medals when they race in men's 3000m final at 5.45pm EAT. There are two other finals on the opening day of competition - mixed 4x400m relay and women’s pole vault.

Here are five things to look out for on day one

4 x 400m mixed relay

Having proven a popular addition to U18 and senior championships in recent years, the mixed 4x400m will make its World U20 Championships debut in Nairobi, with both the heats and final on the opening day of competition. The heats will take place at 9.00am with the final at 5.15pm EAT.. 

Men's 3000m

A new event on the men’s side at this championships. The final will take place at 5.45pm.

Women's Pole Vault.

The final takes place at 4.00pm EAT

Heptathlon

Competition begins with the 100m hurdles at 9.25am and high jump at 10.15am, before the shot put  at 4.05pm and 200m at 5.35pm EAT.

100m (men and women)

Action starts with the women's heats at 9.35am and the semifinals at 4.10pm. The men's heats are at 10.20am with the semifinals at 4.40pm EAT.

You can watch the action on NTV Kenya all through the championships from 18th to 22nd August. 

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