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ASABA 2018: Kenya’s Sawe Retains Africa High Jump Title

Kenya’s national record holder Mathew Sawe retained the men’s Africa men’s high jump as Kenya won another gold in Asaba, Nigeria.

The 29-year-old Kenyan army officer, coached by Frenchman Moussa Fall, won to put Kenya on the driving seat with the country’s fourth gold at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Delta State as the third day came to a close.

In 2016, Sawe became the first Kenyan to win a gold at the Africa Championships in high jump, as he cleared 2.21m at the Africa Championships, in Durban, South Africa.

Sawe disappointed the home crowd by outclassing home boy and favourite Fourie Keagan for the coveted continental gold, who took silver in 2.18m as Cameroon’s Fernand Djoumessi (2.15m) settled for bronze at the Kings Park Stadium, Durban two years ago.