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.
Kenya National 100m champion, Maximilla Imali and the 2019 African Games bronze medallists in the women’s 4×100m, Millicent Ndoro, made it to the women 200m semi-finals at the 22nd edition of the Senior African Championships in Reduit, Mauritius.
Imali crossed the line in 23.54 in third place in heat five while Ndoro finished in fourth place as the fastest loser in heat three in 23.76.
Former Africa Games 100m silver medallist, Eunice Murandafu Kadogo crushed out after finishing in third in a time 24.63 in heat four.
Three time Olympic 100m champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce “Pocket Rocket” of Jamaica landed in Kenya last night with hopes of having a memorable run as she starts her season at the 3rd edition of the Absa Kip Keino Classic Continental Tour that will be held on Saturday (7) at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani, in Nairobi.
The 35 year-old landed in Kenya on Wednesday evening promising a good performance against Kenyans where she intends to start her 100m season ahead of Diamond Leagues as well as the World Championships and Commonwealth Games.
“Why not come to Kenya. Kenya is regarded as the home of athletics and I definitely wanted to come here and open my season in 100m and hopefully I will be able to have a fantastic race,” she Fraser-Pryce.
The 2014 World Indoor Champion has seven medals from the Olympics and 12 from the World Athletics Championships, will battle for honors with Kenya National champion Millicent Ndoro among others.
She won the 100m Olympic titles starting from 2008 in Beijing, 2012 in London, 200m title in Tokyo Olympics winning silver.
Reigning Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen will be seeking to defend his water and barrier title at the 22nd edition of the Africa championships that will be held from 08 June to 12 June in Reduit, Mauritius.
Kigen who is the World Military Games champion has named alongside the 2015 African Junior Champion Abraham Kibiwott and Geoffrey Kirwa
The 2015 Africa Games Athletics championships silver medalist Boniface Mtunga Mweresa is back into the National team after serving his two-year ban for use of higenamine, a prohibited substance in sports.
The 28 year-old will be competing in 400m alongside two time’s National champion, Collins Omae Gichana and William Rayan.
Athletics Kenya named the final squad of 68 athletes, 34 men and 34 women that will be representing Kenya at the bi-annual championships.
The team will be under the tutelage of Julius Kirwa where Kenya will have teams in men and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m relay races.
Three-time World 10,000m bronze medallist Paul Tanui will be chasing his maiden win.
- 100m -Maximilla Imali, Monica Safania, Eunice Kadogo
- 100m hurdles -Priscilla Tabunda
- 200m -Maximilla Imali, Millicent Ndoro, Eunice Kadogo
- 400m – Veronica Mutua, Jacinta Shikanda, Hellen Syombua
- 400m hurdles -Jane Chege, Ann Mwangi
- 800m -Jarinter Mawia, Naomi Korir, Vivian Chebet
- 1500m -Purity Chepkirui, Winny Chebet, Brenda Chebet
- 3000m SC- Jackline Chepkoech, Cellphine Chespol, Carren Chebet
- 5000m – Beatrice Chebet, Caroline Nyaga, Nesphine Jepleting
- 10,000m -Alice Aprot, Judy Komen, Brilliant Chepkorir
- 4x100m -Maximilla Imali, Monica Safania, Eunice Kadogo, Millicent Ndoro, Mercy Chebet
- 4x400m- Veronica Mutua, Jacinta Shikanda, Hellen Syombua, Joan Cherono
- 20km Race Walk- Sylvia Kemboi, Emily Ngii, Grace Wanjiru
- Hammer- Lucy Omondi, Linda Oseso, Roselyne Rakamba
- Javelin- Martha Musai
- 100m- Ferdinand Omanyala, Samuel Imeta, Dennis Otieno
- 110m hurdles -Wiseman Were, Michael Musyoki,
- 200m -Ferdinand Omanyala, Dan Kiviasi, Mike Mokamba
- 400m-Collins Omae, William Rayan, Boniface Mweresa
- 400m hurdles-Wiseman Were, William Mbevi, Rotich Kipkorir
- 800m -Noah Kibet, Nicholas Kebenei, Elias Ngeny
- 1,500m -Abel Kipsang, Kumari Taki, Daniel Munguti
- 3,000m SC -Abraham Kibiwott, Geoffrey Kirwa, Benjamin Kigen
- 5,000m -Daniel Simiu, Ismael Kirui, Michael Kibet
- 10,000m-Kenneth Kiprop, Julius Chepkwony, Paul Tanui
- 4x100m –Ferdinand Omanyala, Samuel Imeta, Dennis Otieno, Dan Kiviasi, Hesbon Ochieng
- 4x400m- Collins Omae, William Rayan, Boniface Mweresa, Kennedy Kimeu, Nathaniel Kipng’etich
- 20km Race Walk -Samuel Gathimba, Heristone Wanyonyi, Simon Wachira
- High jump –Mathew Sawe, Asbel Kiprop
- Triple Jump- Gilbert Pkemoi, Isaac Kirwa, Philip Mwendwa
- Hammer- Dominic Abunda
- Javelin –Julius Yego, Alexander Kiprotich, Methusela Kiprop
- Decathlon-Edwin Too, Gilbert Koech
- Team manager- Ainsworth Maragara
Kenya won its first ever Africa 4x100m relay medal as the Kenyan quartet settled for bronze at the Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria on Friday.
The quartet of Eunice Kadogo, Millicent Ndoro, Joan Cherono and Freshia Mwangi held on for the last podium finish place relay in 45.58 seconds.
Five times Africa gold medalist Blessing Okagbare led Nigeria for the gold medal in 43.77 as Cote d’Ivoire settled for silver in 43.77.
Team Nigeria consisting of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare, Tobi Amusan and Rosemary Chukwuma got the home crowd cheering to their highest decibes as they brought home the coveted gold.
Kenya’s men’s 4x100m relay team of Peter Mwai, Mike Mokamba, Alphas Kishoyan and Mark Otieno finished fifth to go home empty handed.