Kenya top the medal table as Ayana,Dibaba, Kiprop strike gold-Day Nine at world championship

ETHIOPIANS Almaz Ayana, Mare Dibaba and Kenyan Asbel Kiprop clinched gold medal on the final day at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing China on Sunday (30 August). Ayana clocked a championships record of 14:26.83 to lead Senbere Teferi and Genzebe Dibaba in an unprecedented 1-2-3 Ethiopian medal podium sweep in women’s 5000m. The day [...]

Ndiku, Gebrehiwet, Sum bag medals, Bourrada sets African decathlon record, Botswana men in 4x400m record, Nigeria in women’s 4x400m final

SOMALIA-BORN Mohamed Farah of Britain successfully retained his 5000m title on the penultimate day at World Athletics Championship in Beijing China (29 Saturday). In a relatively slow but tactical race Farah prevailed in the sprint for the finish line completing the distance in 13:50.86. Farah has earlier on retained his 10,000m title. He won both [...]

South African Jobodwana bags a bronze medal in Bejing-Day six world champs

ANASO Jobodwana of South Africa won a bronze medal in 200m on Day Six at the World Athletics Championship in Beijing China on Thursday (28 August). Jobodwana clocked 19.87 seconds, to his lifetime best for the fourth time this year. This time he set the South Africa record for the first time. The previous mark [...]

Yego, EL Sayed, Van Niekerk achieve historical milestone as Kiyeng triumph in Beijing-Day Five at World Champs

JULIUS Yego of Kenya, Egyptian Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed and South African Wayde van Niekerk scaled unprecedented heights of excellence at the World Championship in Beijing China on Wednesday. In his third round attempt Yego threw the javelin to a distance of 92.72m. Yego betters his African record and world leading throw of 91.39m at [...]

Kenyan newcomer Bett, Rudisha and Dibaba strike gold as Kenya maintain medal table lead-Day Four World champs

Little-known Kenyan policeman Nicholas Bett stole the limelight on Day Four at the World Athletics Championships when he triumphed in well executed 400m hurdles final on Tuesday (24 August). Drawn in the lane nine Bett ran blind unable to see his seven opponents until the home straight. Nonetheless he clocked a lifetime best of 47.79 [...]