Japanese based Kenyan Teresiah Muthoni Gateri led a 1-2 podium finish at the ongoing world U20 Championships at theMoi International Sports Centre Kasarani, Nairobi.
Gateri led Zena Jemutai Yego for a 1-2 podium in the women 3000m flat race to end the day with two gold, one silver and a bronze for team Kenya in the second day of the championships.
Gateri said that being her first time in a championship, she was glad for gold on home soil to give Kenyans a happy evening back home since they cannot see each other on one on one.
“Winning gold and leading a 1-2 podium was not a walk in the park but determination. With this great and precious gold, it means a lot for me,” said gateri.
She added that she knew the race would be tough but she had to give the best she could.
“I know it was a toughest race by we had to combine our forces with my compatriot Zena Jemutai to deliver such great results in the greatest championships at our backyard and am happy that she bagged silver,” added Gateri.
Jemutai, the Africa under 18 3,000m champion was in her on class for the medal after missing the 2018 Tampere championships.
“My training had given me the best endurance and I’m happy because it was a good revenge towards the Ethiopian athletes,” said Jemutai.