Monday, July 23, 2012

World Deaf Athletics Championships - Kenya

Friday – University of Toronto’s Varsity Centre, Canada
Kenya concluded their campaign in the 2nd edition of the World Deaf Athletics Championships in Toronto, Canada in fourth position in the overall medal standings. Kenya bagged a total of 10 medals (4 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze) behind leaders Russia with 42 medals, Ukraine with 17 and Belarus who finished third.
On the last day of the championships, Bexton Menjo and Beryl Atieno dashed to bag 2 gold medals in their respective races. In the men’s 800m, Captain Menjo won in a leading time of 1:52.26 ahead of Russia’s Andrey Andreev who finished in 1:52.91. His fellow countryman Justus Kipkemboi came in third place in a time of 1:53.92.
In the women’s 200m, the recently crowned 100m silver medalist Beryl Atieno bragged the second gold in a remarkable time of 24.76. She was closely followed by Russia’s Ksenia Golovina who clocked 24.98 ahead of Belarus’ Alena Tsiarentsyeva who finished in a time of 25.43.
In the men’s 200m, David Wamira dashed to second place in a time of 22.16 behind of Ukraine’s Myoka Nosenko who clocked 21.97.


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