Thursday, July 19, 2012

World Deaf Athletics Championships 2012 - Kenya

Tuesday – University of Toronto’s Varsity Centre, Canada

In the men’s 1500m, Captain Baxton Menjo retained the title after posting a leading time of 3:48.69 ahead of compatriot Simon Kibai who finished in 3:49.14. Third place was reserved for Russia’s Andrey Andreev who clocked 3:58.48.
In the men’s 10,000m, Daniel Kiptum defended his title in a time of 30:17.79, leading a Kenyan podium sweep of David Kipkoech (30:18.03) and Peter Toroitich (30:18.70) respectively.
In the women’s 100m, it was another impressive display from Beryl Atieno who dashed to finish second in 12:34 behind Cuba’s Suslaidy Rivero who took gold in 11.84. Third place went to Belarus’ Tatsi Chebatarova.
Kenya holds second place in the overall medal standing with six medals; 2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze behind leaders Russia with ten medals (3 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze).

In other news: Kenyan athletes are awaiting the Monaco Diamond League that will be held in France on Friday with the likes of World 1,500m silver medalist Silas Kiplagat set to compete.  

In football: Kenyan Premier League champions Tusker FC will start their 2012 CECAFA Kagame Club Cup campaign against Zanzibar’s Mafunzo on Thursday. Tusker has remarkably won the championship five times and is now chasing its sixth title in Group C, which also includes Tanzania’s Azam.  

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