Kenya’s World Under-20 Championships 4x400M team disqualified
Kenya’s team for the mixed 4x400M relays has been disqualified from the World Under-20 Championships that got underway on Wednesday morning at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi.
The team that comprised Kennedy Kimeu, Sylvia Chelangat, Loice Morara and Elkanah Kiprotich was disqualified from the finals after being penalised for a lane infringement.
Kenyans had put in a spirited fight to place second behind fellow African nation, Nigeria who clinched victory in the second heat.
Nigeria, India, Czech Republic, Jamaica, Poland, Sri Lanka, Italy and South Africa qualified for the finals to be held later in the evening.
In the women’s 100M, the sole Kenyan representative Mercy Chebet exited in the preliminary round after finishing seventh in her heat.
Similarly, Sylvester Simiyu failed to make it through to semi-finals in the men’s 100M when he finished fifth in his heat.
Kenya will be hoping to bag her first medal in the global event later Tuesday evening when the men’s 3000M finals are held with Daniel Kinyanjui and Bernard Kibet leading Kenya’s charge.
Safaricom’s Tabitha Mutunga, who is the Project Manager Technology Enterprise Services at Kasarani has indicated that they are thrilled to be supporting the event which brings together over 1,000 young competitors from around the world