The Republic of South Africa took an early lead as the World under 18 Athletics started in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday.
South Africa bagged one gold and a silver to lead the medal standings as athletes braved a rainy night of the competition.
Two times world champions, hosts Kenya, are trailing in third place after clinching their sole medal of the day courtesy of Immaculate Chepkirui in the girl’s 3000m as Jamaica is fourth by winning one bronze.
South Africa’s Lemao Tshenolo and Mlenga Redishisitswe managed a 1-2 finish to win gold and silver respectively for the day’s medals and guarantee the South African nation an early lead as Tyreke Wilson won bronze for Jamaica’s medal.
Minsewo Abersh and Mekonene Yitayish settled for gold and bronze medals respectively for Ethiopia’s medals and second spot placing in the medals table.
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
South Africa 1 1 0 2
Ethiopia 1 0 1 2
KENYA 0 1 0 1
Jamaica 0 0 1 1