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News18 Jul 2021


Kenya confirms host nation’s team for World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 21

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Kenyan middle-distance runner Vincent Keter (© Kelly Ayodi)

Kenya has selected its team for the World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 21, set to take place on 17-22 August.

The host nation’s team was decided following the Kenyan U20 Championships earlier this month, held at Moi International Stadium, the same facility that will host the global U20 event in one month’s time.

African U20 1500m champion Vincent Keter, African U18 3000m champion Zena Jemutai Yego and African U18 800m silver medallist Sheila Chepkosgei are among the athletes on the team.

Kenyan team for Nairobi

WOMEN
100m: Mercy Chebet
200m: Louise Morara
400m: Sylvia Chelangat
800m: Sheila Chepkosgei, Brenda Chebet
1500m: Purity Chepkurui, Winny Jemutai
3000m: Teresia Muthoni, Zena Jemutai
5000m: Maurine Cherotich, Zena Jeptoo Yego
3000m steeplechase: Jackline Chepkoech, Faith Cherotich
100m hurdles: Agnes Ngumbi
400m hurdles: Agnes Ngumbi
10,000m race walk: Margaret Gati
High jump: Zeddy Chesire
Long jump: Zeddy Chesire
Triple jump: Fatuma Winny
Shot put: Maureen Milka
Discus: Linda Kageha
Javelin: Martha Musaai

MEN
100m: Sylvester Simiyu
200m: Jonathan Muasya
400m: Elkanah Kiprotich, Edwin Kipyegon
800m: Noah Kibet, Emmanuel Wanyonyi
1500m: Vincent Keter, Emmanuel Lemama
3000m: Bernard Kibet, Daniel Kinyanjui
5000m: Levi Kibet, Benson Kiplangat
3000m steeplechase: Simon Kiprop, Amos Serem
110m hurdles: Patrick Muindi
400m hurdles: Peter Kithome, Allocious Kipngetich
10,000m race walk: Harrington Wanyonyi
High jump: Dennis Maina, Sid Markus
Shot put: Dominic Kiprotich
Discus: Titus Kiptoo
Javelin: Wilson Letunyie