Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Kenya at IAAF World Junior Athletics Championships



Day One – Barcelona, Spain

Mercy Chebwogen emerged triumphant in the women’s 3000m race after finishing in a personal best of 9:08.88. She was followed by Ethiopia’s Hiwot Gebrekidan who finished ahead of Great Britain’s Gorecka recording best times of 9:09.27 and 9:09.43 respectively.

In the men’s 10,000m, Ethiopia’s Yigrem Demelash won in a career best of 28:16.07 followed by  Philemon Kipchillis Cheboi  clocking 28:23.98 while compatriot Geoffrey Kipkorir Kirui finished third in 28:30.47.

Earlier Daisy Jepkemei won heat 2 of the 3,000m Steeple Chase in 9:56.33 to qualify for the finals of the World Junior Athletics Championship in Barcelona. Compatriot Stella Jepkosgei Ruto also qualified for the finals after finishing second in heat one behind Ethopia’s Tijinesh Gebisa.

In the men’s 1500m, Hillary Cheruiyot and Dominic Mutili qualified for the finals.

Agatha Jeruto Kimwasai booked a place in women’s 800m semis after finishing third in a personal best of 2:3.2 in heat 2.   

In France, Jason Dunford bagged gold in the men’s 100m butterfly on day two of the 2012 Paris Open Swimming Championships.

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  1. Check out 14th IAAF World Juniors Championships 2012 schedule and results - IAAF World Juniors Championships in Athletics

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