Kenya’s Police Commander Francis Kooli beat Burundian Athletics president Cassie Ntahipmera to take home gold in the 13th edition of the Africa Masters Athletics championship in Nairobi on Thursday November 25th, 2021.
Kisii County Police boss Francis Kooli dashed to win the 60m race in 8.12s to demote the Burundian Masters athletics chief to silver in 9.76s in the 50-54 age category.
This was the Police boss’s second gold medal for Kenya after opening Kenya’s gold rush by sprinting to the 100m win in on day one of the event on Wednesday.
“I was inspired by Kenya’s police motto “Utumishi Kwa Wote” ( Service to All) by serving my country in flying our country’s flag high above other countries in the continent,” said Kooli in a post race interview.
Ntamphera conceded to defeat and said that Kooli was very fitter than him owing to the disciplined forces physical training.
Kenya’s national women’s Javelin record holder Cecilia Kiplagat settled for silver in the competition’s day two major upset.
Kiplagat managed a throw of 33.43m to lose to her Kenya Prisons workmate Agnes Kilundo who speared 36.19m for gold in the 45-49 category.
Tunisia’s Said Mourali who beat Kenya’s Joseph Mosonik coach to former World Javelin champion Julius Yego on day one, two more gold medals to his chest in the age category of 60-64.
Mourali started the day by claiming gold in the men’s 60m by timing 9:37s before leaping 1.45m to High Jump victory.
Kenya’s national heptathlon record holder Caroline Kola sprinted to African glory by clocking 87.72 in the women’s 400m final in category 60-64.