Sunday, July 15, 2012

Kiplagat shines at London Diamond League

Kenya’s Silas Kiplagat emerged victorious in the men’s mile at London Diamond League meeting on Saturday. He finished in a time of 3:52.44 ahead of Britain’s Ross Murray who finished in 3:52.77.Compatriot Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku finished third in 3:53.15.

In the women’s 800m, United States’ Molly Beckwith had a slight win after clocking 2:00.68 ahead of Janet Jepkosgei’s 2.00.68 while compatriot Winny Chebet finished third in 2:00.76.

In the men’s 800m, Poland’s Adam Kszczot won in 1:44.49 ahead of Kenya’s Job Koech Kinyor who clocked 1:44.60.Third place went to Britain’s Andrew Osagie who finished in 1:45.21.

2012 IAAF World Junior Championships – Kenya
Day five – Barcelona, Spain

In the men’s 5000m, Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris was victorious after finishing in 13:38.85. Eritrea’s Abrar Osman Adem followed him posting a time of 13:38.95 while Kenya’s William Malel Sitonik finished third in 13:40.52.   
In the men’s 800m, Timothy Kitum won heat 2 in 1:49.09 while compatriot Edwin Kiplagat Melly won heat 3 in 1:47.08 in Saturday’s semifinals both to qualify for Sunday’s finals.

In rugby: On Saturday, Kenya’s fifteens team beat host Tunisia 21-34 to finish overall third in the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) tournament. Kenya was lucky to escape relegation to CAR Division 1B for 2013 after it lost to rivals Uganda in its opening match.  

Special Olympics Kenya: On Saturday, Special Olympics Kenya selected a team of 16 floor hockey players to represent Kenya during the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Pyeong Chang, South Korea.

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