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Jarinter Mwasya wins the 800m gold in Mauritius

Kenya’s Jarinter Mawia Mwasya became the new queen in the women 800m race at the just concluded 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

The 25 year-old who came to this final with a life time best of 1:59.84 that she got at the Meeting “international” du SATUC where she took the honors beat Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gedre Desta and rising star from South Africa who is also the Kip keino Classic champion, Prudence Sekgodiso.

Mwasya won the race in 2:02.80with Desta coming second in 2:2.99 and Sekgodisco closing the podium three finishes in 2:03.67.

Kenya’s Brenda Chebet finished in sixth place with Naomi Korir pulling the tail in 2:06.17 and 2:06.39 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

800M WOMEN

  1. Jarinter Mwasya          (KEN) 2:02.80
  2. Netsanet Desta            (ETH) 2:02.99
  3. Prudence Sekgodiso   (RSA) 2:03.46
  4. Worknesh Handeno   (ETH) 2:03..67
  5. Assia Raziki                (MAR) 2:04.75

Abel Kipsang the king of 1500m race in Africa

World Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang added another huge title to his name as he took the African 1500m race at the just concluded 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

Kipsang who has been in great form this season took the honors in a time of 3:36.57 and was followed by the new kid on block Ryan Mphahlele from South Africa in 3:36.74 with Kipkeino Classic bronze medalist Adehena Embaye from Ethiopia closing the podium three finishes in 3:38.31.

The 2016 World U20 Champion, Kumari Taki and the 2019 World Cross Country champion, Tedese Lemi Urgesa   from Ethiopia finishing in 3:3827 and 3:39.54 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

1500M MEN

  1. Abel Kipsang                (KEN) 3:36.57
  2. Ryan Mphahlele          (ETH) 3:36.74
  3. Adehena Embaye        (ETH) 3:38.31
  4. Kumari Taki                 (KEN) 3:38.27
  5. Tedese Lemi Urgesa   (ETH) 3:39.54

Maximilla Imali sails to the 200m race finals in Mauritius

Kenya National 200m champion, Maximilla Imali is the only remaining representative in the finals of this race at the 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

Imali will be the only hope after the 2019 African Games bronze medallists in the women’s 4×100m, Millicent Ndoro crashed out in semi-final after finishing in the seventh in heat one with a time of 24.01 seconds.

Imali who is also the National 100m champion cruised to the finals when she finished in position three in a time of 23.10 second with Seyni Moumouni Aminatou taking the honors in 22.78 seconds.

In the men’s race Mike Mokamba and Dan Kiviasi also lost in the semi-finals.

Abel Kipsang and Kumari Taki storm to 1500m finals in Mauritius

World Indoor 1500m bronze medallist, Abel Kipsang and the 2016 World U20 Champion, Kumari Taki stormed to the finals of the 1500m race at the 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

Kipsang who is in the greatest shape at the moment easily sailed to the finals as he won his first heat in a time of 3:38.81 with Taki taking his second heat in 3:46.24. Another hopeful contender is Elias Ngeny who finished a distant sixth and went through to the finals as the fastest loser in 3:42.69.

Caroline Nyaga wins Kenya the fifth gold in 10000m race in Mauritius

Kenya’s Caroline Nyaga gifted her country another gold medal in the women 10,000m race at the 22ndd edition of the Africa Senior Championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

The 28 year-old who came to this race with life time best of 31:55.45 fought off Uganda’s Zena Racheal Chebet, Ethiopian marathoner Meseret Gebre Dekebo and her compatriot, Purity Komen.

Nyaga was too swift as she pulled away from the three challengers to forge ahead and become the new African 10,000m race queen with a new personal best of 32:12.61.

Uganda’s 5000m specialist Chebet took silver in 32:17.66 with Dekebo closing the podium three finishes in a time of 32:25.97.

Uganda’s 5000m National Record holder Sarah Chelangat and the third leg Athletics Kenya 10,000m champion, Purity Komen came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 32:57.11.

Kenya stands on the medal table with five gold, two silver and five bronze medals.

LEADING RESULTS

10000M WOMEN

  1. Caroline Nyaga             (KEN) 32:12.61
  2. Zena Racheal Chebet   (UGA) 32:1766
  3. Meseret Dekebo            (ETH) 32:25.97
  4. Meseret Alemu              (ETH) 32:30.75
  5. Sarah Chelangat           (UGA) 32:35.16
  6. Purity Komen                (KEN) 32:57.11

Kenya bags the 4x400m relay race in style

Kenya’s 4x400m team, led by the team captain Aron Koech closed the Asaba ceremony in style as they piped the defending champions Botswana at the 21st edition of the Africa Senior Championships in Asasba, Nigeria.

The team that also had Emmanuel Korir, Aron Koech, Alphas Kishoyian and Jared Momanyi, recaptured the title they won last in 2010 Nairobi.

The win followed the women’s silver medal exploits in the 4x400m relay in the penultimate race at the championships.

All Africa Games Medallist Nabbed for Doping

An All Africa Games medalist Kenyan sprinter has been busted ahead  of the forthcoming Africa Senior Championships in Nigeria for doping.

The sprinter who was headed to Nigeria for the Africa Senior Athletics Championships was nabbed by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) officials after a failed doping test case.

However, the sprinter was sent packing from Team Kenya camp, three days before the Kenyan contingent travels to Asaba, Nigeria for the Africa Senior Athletics Championships.

A source at the camp, disclosed that the sprinter is one of two short distance runners who have been apprehended by ADAKfor using performance enhancing drugs since the National Championships held June 21-23 at the Moi International Sports, Centre,Kasarani in Nairobi.

The sprinter becomes the third high profile athlete to test positive of some banned performance enhancing in the last two months after three times World 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop and Kenyan-born Olympic 3,000m steeplechase gold medallist Bahrain’s Ruth Jebet.

The athlete, who represented Kenya at the 2013 Moscow and 2017 World Championship, won a medal for Kenya from the 2015 All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo and was part of Team Kenya for the 2014 Glasgow and 2017 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

The runner also represented Kenya at the 2012 Barcelona World Under-20 Championships, the 2016 World Indoor Championships in Portland, USA and the 2016 Africa Championships in athletics in Durban, South Africa.

“The case is no longer a secret at the camp as it is known but its now up to Athletics Kenya to disclose and confirm the case,” said the source.

Team Kenya team manager Abraham ‘Solo’ Mutai for the Africa Championships declined to comment on the development and instead referred the media to Athletics Kenya chief executive officer Susan Kamau as the only person with the authority to shed light on the matter.

When contacted for comment, Kamau’s phone went unanswered

Cheruiyot leads formidable lineup for Paris Diamond League

World and Commonwealth 1500m silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot leads a formidable lineup to the Paris Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

Cheruiyot, who is part of Team Kenya to the Africa Senior Championships, will be hoping to continue his rich vein of form on the circuit.

He won the 800m at Kenya Prisons Championships a fortnight ago posting 1:44.7 and clinched last month’s Diamond League meeting in Shanghai after posting 3:31.48 in his specialty.

Cheruiyot, who has played second fiddle to World and Commonwealth Games champion Elijah Manangoi in the recent past, is confident of his from.

“My form is good and I am confident this year I can strike gold at the Africa championship in Nigeria and I will be using the Diamond League meeting to gauge my form as part of my preparations,” said Cheruiyot.

Cheruiyot, the Diamond League trophy holder, will enjoy the company of compatriots Bethwell Birgen and Charles Simotwo. The Kenyan trio will be up against a competitive field that includes home favourite Mahidiene Benabad, Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman, Morocco ‘s Abdelaati Iguider, New Zealand’s Nick Willis, and Ethiopian trio of Wote Aman, Samuel Tefera and Taresa Tolosa as well as Filip Ingebrigsten of Norway.

Africa cross country champion Celliphine Chespol is the favourite in the 3000m steeplechase. Chespol, who has a season’s best of 9:05.14 and is world under 20 champion, leads a formidable lineup which includes former world champion Hyving Kiyeng, Beatrice Chepkoech, Roseline Chepngetich, Ann Gathoni, Norah Jeruto, Purity Kirui, Caroline Tuigong and Daisy Jepkemei .

They face Commonwealth Games champion in the distance Aisha Praught of Jamaica who will be keen to show her win in Gold Coast was not a fluke. Others to look out for are Canada’s Lalonde Genevieve and Fabiennne Schlumpf of Switzerland.

Former World 800m champion Eunice Sum is entered in the two-lap race and faces a Herculean task against fellow compatriots Olympic bronze medallist Margaret Nyairera, and Emily Cherotich .The Kenyan trio have their work cut out against World and Commonwealth Games champion Caster Semenya of South Africa, Olympic silver medallist Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi and Ajee Wilson of the United States of America.

World 800m bronze medallist Kipyegon Bett enters the fray in the two lap race alongside Ferguson Rotich and Jonathan Kitilit. They will compete against World champion Pierre Ambroise of France and Eric Sowinski of the United States.