Kenya received the men’s 1500M and obtained a bronze in the women’s 400M races at the Sesi Centro Esportivo Athletics Monitor in Caxias Do Sul, Brazil on Monday night.
Ian Wambui Kahinga breezed to the tape for the gold in the race held at 5.10 PM (11.10pm Kenyan time),.
Kahinga clocked 3.55.54 ahead of Jaime Morga of Spain (3.56.18) and Alexander Blei of Germany (3.57.10).
Immediately following, Linet Fwamba Nanjala secured the bronze in a time of 59.34 right after a photo end with Yulia Shapoval of Ukraine. The race was won by Christina Kiniakina of Ukraine.
Defending 1500M men’s winner John Koech did not contend in the race as he has been entered for the men’s 800m contest.
“Koech unsuccessful to qualify for the race throughout the countrywide trials held in Nairobi, but we are glad we acquired new blood like Kahinga who have assisted Kenya to retain the title,” head mentor Samuel Kibet stated.
Relating to his victory, Deaflympics debutant Kahinga reported:
“I sense extremely joyful to have won my to start with global crown, I have never ever competed outside Kenya right before, so this very good news is so major for me to bear.”
An elated Kahinga stated he will now go for the 5000M title held by compatriot Symon Cherono Kibai.
“Kibai should really brace for a tough battle,” Kahinga warned. The men’s 5000M semi finals is scheduled for Thursday May perhaps 12, 2022 and will also aspect Amos Kiplagat.
So much Kenya has a total of nine medals 2 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze.
Staff Kenya medalists
Men’s 10000M-Symon Cherono Kibai
Men’s 1500M- Ian Wambui Kahinga
4X400M Combined Relay
Men’s 10000M- Peter Toroitich
Women’s 10000M-Serah Wangari Kimani
Men’s 10000M- David Kipkogei
Women’s 10000M- Grancy Kandagor
Men’s Javelin- Kelvin Kipkogei
Women’s 400M- Linet Fwamba Nanjala
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