Thursday, July 12, 2012

2012 IAAF World Junior Championships – Kenya

Day Two – Barcelona, Spain
In the Women’s 5000m, Kenya settled for a bronze medal after Agnes Jebet Tirop finished third in 15:36.74 behind Ethiopia’s Buze Dirba and Ruita Aga who clocked 15:32.94 and 15:32.95 respectively.

In the Men’s 400m Heat 4, Kenya’s William Mbevi Mutunga finished third in 52.44 behind Japan’s Takahiro Matsumoto and Javarn Gallmore of Jamaica who finished in 51:26 and 51.40 respectively.

In other Athletics news: On Wednesday, a team of 25 athletes and 8 officials left the country for World Deaf Championship in Toronto, Canada slated for 14th – 21st July.

In football news: Kenyan defender Brian Mandela has joined Cape Town’s Santos FC after completing trials. Mandela has signed a three-year deal with the South African side, which plays in the second division after KPL’s Tusker FC reached an agreement with Santos.
He will officially join the club this coming week; Dailykenya wishes him success.

In Rugby: Kenya’s fifteens lost to Uganda 20 -19 in its opening match in the ongoing CAR, Tunisia. 

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