Tarbei, Hirpa, Visser bag Africa’s gold medals on Day Three at IAAF World Youth Champs

WILLY Kiplimo Tarbi lead Kipyegon Bett in a Kenyan 1-2 triumph in boy’s 800m at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali Columbia on Saturday (18 July). The duo blew away the field to take the top two spots in times of 1:45.58 for Tarbai and 1:45.86 for Bett. While Ethiopian Bedatu Hipra won girl’s [...]

Taki, Chespot hand Kenya gold medals in Cali-IAAF World Youth Champs Day Three

DISTANCE runners Kumari Taki and Celliphine Chetek Chespot handed Kenya gold medals on the third day of competition at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali Columbia on Friday (17 July). Taki won the boy’s 1500m in convincing style with a personal best and championship record of 3:36.38. Ethiopian Mulugeta Assefa was runner up ahead [...]

Shuru Bulo win gold in 3000m in Cali Columbia-World Youth Championship Day One

SHURU Bulo (Ethiopia) is the first African to win a medal at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali Columbia. Bulo prevailed in a personal best and world leading time of 9:01.12 to win the girls 3000m. Kenyan’s Emily Chebet Kipchumba then Shiela Chelangat followed Bulo across the finish line. In boy’s shot put South [...]

Biwott a convincing winner as World Youth Championships ends in Donestk

AFRICAN Youth champion Robert Kiptoo Biwott (Kenya) won in convincing style in 1500m on the final day at the IAAF World Youth Championship in Donetsk Ukraine on Sunday (14 July). Biwott blew away the field to carry the day in 3:36.77, a new championship record. He improves his lifetime best by over five seconds from [...]

Ethiopian Kahsay raised the bar of excellence in the 2000m steeplechase- World Youth Champs Day Three

ETHIOPIAN Meresa Hailu Kahsay won the boys 2000m steeplechase in the world’s quickest time ever at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk Ukraine on Friday (12 July). Kahsay’s winning time of 5:19.99 is a significant improvement from 5:42.20 when he claimed a silver medal at the inaugural Africa Youth Championships in Warri Delta State [...]