Rudisha upbeat ahead of World athletics championships

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By Fredrick Muoki

KBC Radio_KICD Timetable

World 800 meters champion David Rudisha has expressed confidence that he will retain his title come August this year in London.

Rudisha did not participate in the national trials that ended Saturday at  the Nyayo stadium but he will take part in the global event in London by virtue of being a defending champion.

He will be joined by fellow Kenyans Ferguson Rotich and Bett Kipyego who posted impressive performance during Saturday’s trials.

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In the 100m race, Kenya will be represented by Mark Otieno and Peter Mwai.

In the women’s 100m race, Freshia Mwangi emerged victorious followed by Mary Tanui.

Valarine Gakena finished in the third position.

In other races, Jeroth Gathogo won the women’s 400m hurdles and she was followed by Priscilla Tabunda while Virginia Kasyoka finished third. 

All the winners in different categories for both men and women will represent Kenya in the London World athletics championships slated for 5th to 18th August this year.

During the previous edition that was held in Beijing China in 2015, Kenya finished at the top in the medal standings with 7 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals in front of Jamaica that finished with 7 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals.

 

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