Kenya bagged four Gold medals to finish 4th overall in the 2017 World under 18 athletics Championship which came to a close Sunday evening at the Moi International sports center Kasarani.
Jackline Wambui was the first athlete to win Kenya a Gold medal after she emerged victorious in the 800 metres.
Wambui completed the two lap race in a time of 2 minutes 01.46 minutes ahead of compatriot Lydia Cherutoh who bagged Silver. Hirut Meshesha of Ethiopia finished third to win bronze medal.
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Kenya won her second Gold medal in the boy’s 2000 metres steeplechase race through Leonard Kipkemboi Bett who clinched victory after clocking 5 minutes 32.52 seconds and he was followed closely by his compatriot Clephas Kandie Meyan who won Silver in 5 minutes 33.07 seconds.
Ethiopia’s Alemu Kitessa won bronze medal after finishing third in 5 minutes 42.10 seconds.
In the boys 3000m, Edward Zakayo clocked 7 minutes 45.17 second to finished second ahead of his countryman Stanley Mburu who won bronze medal in 7 minutes 50.64 seconds.
Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega clocked 7 minutes 47.16 seconds.
The five day championship had attracted over 1200 athletes from over 130 countries.