Sunday, August 22, was a good day for Kenya as its junior athletes proved to the world the country was a hotbed of talented and excellent racers. Photo: Athletics Kenya. This is after the country finished top of the medals table at the World Athletics Under-20 Championship courtesy of amazing performance from young athletes who reignited Kenyans' optimism after a mixed feeling performance in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Kenya has always been the leading country in athletics and as days go by, it is seen still shining in all competitions that it participates in. Talking about the World U20 Athletics championships that are currently held in Nairobi, Kenya already has 7 Gold medals and this shows that our youngsters are still stars among other athletics in the world.
Celebrations as Young Kenyans at WU20 Championship Bags Gold After Gold at the Final Day at Kasarani
It was a beautiful Super Sunday for young Kenyan Athletes in the ongoing World Under-20 Championship at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi. Kenyan athletes led by Emmanuel Wanyonyi decided to gift the country medal after medal on the final day of the Athletes. The Kenya first race was run by Emmanuel Wanyonyi in the Afternoon.
The former prime minister has taken to his twitter timeline to share this message. He tweeted saying; "Congratulations to our Athletes on their sterling performance at the #WorldAthleticsU20 Championships successfully hosted in Kasarani. The 🇰🇪 team grabbed a massive haul that includes 8 Gold Medals to emerge top of the table.
Kenyan sprinters, race walkers and field event athletes rarely receive attention, with the limelight hogged by their distance running compatriots. But if the late Nicholas Bett, Julius Yego and David Kimutai, and perhaps Samuel Gathimba and Ferdinand Omanyala’s previous performances didn’t send a message, then Heristone Wanyonyi’s historic victory in the World Athletics Under-20 Championship men’s 10,000m race walk on Saturday surely must have.
Kenya’s Emmanuel Wanyonyi broke the 800m barriers when he won the two lap race title during the world under 20 athletics championships that were held at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi, Kenya. Wanyonyi, a form two student at the AIC Kosirai high school in Nandi County, was least expected to bearing in the mind his background as a herd’s boy.
The under 20 championship competition which is happening at kasarani stadium has today entered in another stage as Kenya win another gold medal in men 800m. According to the news which was shared on the social media platforms, Emmanuel Wanyonyi emerged to be number one in 800m. The race was very tough for him as he said that he didn't expect to win gold medal.
Kenya's hope of getting two medals in the 800 Metres men race in the World Under 20 Championships are higher after Emmanuel Wanyonyi and Noah Kibet qualified for the semifinals. Emmanuel Wanyonyi won his heat after he recorded a time of 1:46.51 after he led throughout the two laps.
Emmanuel Wanyonyi was on fire as he performed what was never expected to give Kenya the sixth gold medal at the ongoing World U20 Athletics Championships being held at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani Nairobi. Wanyonyi, the form two student at Kosirai secondary school won gold for the country as Noah Kibet settled for bronze in one of the fastest race with the winner coming home with a championships record of 1:43.76 ahead of Algeria’s Mohamed Ali Gouaned who timed 1:44.45 and Kibet for bronze in 1:44.88.
Subscribe Athletics Emmanuel Wanyonyi celebrates after winning the men's 800m final in a Championship Record during the World Under-20 Athletics Championships at Kasarani on August 22, 2021. What you need to know: Wanyonyi Sunday sprinted past Algeria's Mohamed Ali Gouaned at the home straight to win in a new Championship Record time of one minute 43.76 seconds
For the first time Wanyonyi Immanuel stormed the gold medal list in Kasarani. He started on a poor note but made an emphatic improvement. 800 metre race is a highly contested race in the world. Here Kenya's kibet was leading until the Ethiopian took over for position one.