Biwott a convincing winner as World Youth Championships ends in Donestk

Kenyan Robert Biwott (no 178) prevailed in the 1500m in a career best of 3:36.77,

Kenyan Robert Biwott (no 178) prevailed in the 1500m in a career best of 3:36.77,


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 3:41.96 achieved when prevailed at the inaugural African Youth Championships in Warri, Delta State Nigeria in March.
Eritrean runner up Tewelde has even more course to smile. He progressed from a lowly sixth place in Warri in 3:49.29 to a new personal best of 3:42.14. Kenyan Titus Kibiego (3:42.97) claimed the bronze medal.
Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha prevailed in the boys 3000m in a personal best of 7:53.56. Such was the pace that the Kenyans who followed him Vedic Kipkoech (7:55.60) and Alexander Mutiso Munyao (7:56.86) also dipped under the eight minute mark.
Roseline Chepng’tich (6:14.60) and African Youth champion Daisy Jepkemei (6:15.12) made it a 1-2 Kenya sweep in the girls 300m steeplechase. Jepkemei improved her personal best from 6:24.52 in Warri.

helene Swanepoel wonthe girst 400m hurdles to secure  South Africa's only gold medal of the championship

helene Swanepoel wonthe girst 400m hurdles to secure South Africa’s only gold medal of the championship

Earlier on Saturday (13 July), Helene Swanepoel clinched South Africa’s only gold medal in the championships. She ran a lifetime best and a world youth best of 58.08 seconds in the girls 400m hurdles. Kenya’s Alfred Kipketer won the 800m in a personal best of 1:48.01.
Tigist Gashaw (4:14.25) and Dawit Seyaum (4:15.51) raced down the home straight to claim a 1-2 Ethiopian win in the girls1500m. What’s more they set new personal bests.
At the end of the championships Kenya retained their second place on the final medal standing. Jamaica topped the medal chart with six gold and two bronze.
Kenya amassed four gold, three silver and four bronze medals. Ethiopian is third, South Africa 15th and Eritrea 25th Egypt and Morocco share the 32nd place.
SELECTED AFRICAN RESULTS FROM THE IAAF WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DONETSK UKRAINE 10-14 JULY 2013
NOTE
Results include only those who completed their race in the final of their event.
PB denotes personal best
NR denotes national record
AR denotes Africa record
WYB denotes best performance ever a youth athlete.
BOYS
200m (-1.0)
6 Divine Ejowvokoghene Oduduru (Nigeria) 21.37
800m
1 Alfred Kipketer (Kenya) 1:48.01 PB; 4 Mamush Lencha (Ethiopia) 1:49.85; 6 Ousama Nabil (Morocco) 1:50.28; 7 Abrahaley Tadessa (Ethiopia) 1:50.60; 8 Patrick Kiprotich Rono (Kenya) 1:51.53
1500m
1 Robert Kiptoo Biwott (Kenya) 3:36.77 PB/CR; 2 Tewwelde Weldegebreal Tesfu (Eritrea) 3:42.14 PB; 3 Titus Kibiego (Kenya) 3:42.97; ???
2000m Steeplechase
1 Meresa Hailu Kahsay (Ethiopia) 5:19.99 WYB; 2 Nicholas Kiptanui Bett (Kenya) 5:20.92 PB; 3 Justus Kipkorir Lagat (Kenya) 5.30.00; 4 Hicham Chemlal (Morocco) 5:32.92; 5 Micheale Atsbaha (Ethiopia) 5:36.64 PB; 11 Soufien Cerni 5:50.31 PB
3000m
Yomif Kejelcha (Ethiopia) 7:53.56 PB; 2 Vedic Kipkoech (Kenya) 7:55.60; 3 Alexander Mutiso Munyao (Kenya) 7:56.86 B; 4 Mogod Tuemay (Ethiopia) 8:03.83 PB; 5 Awet Nftalam Kibrab (Eritrea) 8:5:19 PB; 9 El Hocine Zourkane (Algeria) 8:27.43 PB; 11 Tawfik Bouziane (Algeria) 8:35.53
10,000m Race Walk
20 Djaber Bouras (Algeria) 48:4:12
Shot Put
3 Mohamed Magdi Hamza (Egypt) 20.58; 13 Ahmed Sherif Adel Salem (Egypt) 19.63
Medley Relay (100m, 200, 300,400m)
7 Nigeria 1:53.61
GIRLS
400 Hurdles
1Helene Swanepoel (South Africa) 58.08 PB/WYB
800m
2 Dureti Edao (Ethiopia) 2:03.25 PB
2000m steeplechase
1 Roseline Chepng’tich (Kenya) 6:14.60; 2 Daisy Jepkemei (Kenya) 6:15.12 PB; 3 Weynshet Ansa (Ethiopia) 6:30.05; 4 Buzuayehu Mohamed (Ethiopia) 6:40.06; 9 Marwa Bouzatayani (Tunisia) 6:52.30 PB
1500m
1 Tigist Gashaw (Ethiopia) 4:14.25; 2 Dawit Seyaum (Ethiopia) 4:15.51; 6 Iveen Chepkemoi (Kenya) 4:20.55; 7 Lizerie Ferreira (South Africa) 4:22.43 PB;11 Carina Viljoen (South Africa) 4:30.36
3000m
1 Lilian Kasait Rengeruk (Kenya) 8:58.74 PB/WYB; 2 Berhan Demisesa (Ethiopia) 9:00.06 PB; 3 Silenat Yismaw (Ethiopia) 9:01.63 PB; 4 Stella Chesang (Uganda) 9:11.03 PB; 8 Mercy Chebwogen (Kenya) 9:27.98
High Jump
3 Siba Rhizlane (Morocco) 1.79m; 3 Julia du Plessis (South Africa) 1.79m
Discus
7 Liandri Geel (South Africa) 46.38; 9 Amira Khaled Mahmoud (Egypt) 44.61 PB
FINAL AFRICAN MEDAL TABLE STANDING AT IAAF WORLD YOUTH ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN DONETSK UKRAINE FROM 10-14 JULY.
COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE
Kenya 4 3 4
Ethiopia 3 3 2
South Africa 1 0 1
Eritrea 0 1 0
Egypt 0 0 1
Morocco 0 0 1

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