By Richard Munga
Athletics Kenya chairman, Jack Tuwei, has congratulated the team that represented the country in the just concluded IAAF, World Under 18 Championships at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi.
Tuwei, accompanied by the Local Organizing CEO, Mwangi Muthee, also outlined the federation’s plans to enhance more competition amongst youngsters in the country in future.
A day after the conclusion of the last edition of the IAAF World Under Eighteen championships at the Kasarani stadium, Athletics Kenya chairman Jack Tuwei, who doubles up as the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee, commended ‘Team Kenya’ after it finished in the 4th position with a total of fifteen medals;Four Gold, Seven Silver and Four Bronze medals.
South Africa topped the log with Five Gold medals, Three Silver and Three Bronze.
Tuwei also gave a vote of thanks to the first lady Margaret Kenyatta, who was the patron of the championships same as Kenyans who turned out in large numbers to support their own team.
Hinting at the possibility of Kenya bidding to host another major IAAF, World Series event, Tuwei expressed the federation’s desire to improve Kenya’s competitiveness in the major events.
LOC, CEO, Mwangi Muthee reiterated the country’s hopes of hosting more international competitions, be it athletics or other disciplines.
The Local Organizing Committee has promised to release a comprehensive report on the success of the games, as well as areas that require improvement.