African Games: Kenyans post mixed results on Day Two of the continental showpiece

ATHLETICS African Games: Kenyans post mixed results on Day Two of the continental showpiece

Abigael Wafula 11:08 - 20.03.2024

Day Two of the African Games was a stern test for Team Kenya who managed to win only silver and bronze medals at the continental showpiece.

The second day of the African Games saw Kenyans impress with silver and bronze medals but there was no gold medal yet to be known by the athletics powerhouse.

The women’s high jump was the first final of the day and it saw the first Kenyan, Zeddy Jesire finish fifth after leaping 1.70m. The women’s 100m was next in line but there was no Kenyan who had made it to the final hence there was no impressive performance in the short distance.

The same occurrence happened in the men’s 100m where no Kenyan made it to the final. In the men’s decathlon, a Kenyan, Edwin Too managed to bag a bronze medal after digging deep for the podium finish.

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In the women’s 800m race, Vivian Kiprotich also managed to bag a bronze medal for Team Kenya after displaying an impressive show for the third-place finish behind Ethiopia’s Duguma Gemiecu and Uganda’s Halima Nakaayi.

Evans Kiptum also won the men’s 10,000m bronze medal, putting up a good fight to secure place as Peter Mwaniki faded to finish ninth in the tight race. The 4x400m mixed relay picked a bronze medal, thanks to the relentless effort of the runners, with the help of reigning World 800m champion Mary Moraa who was also a force to reckon with at the event.

Moraa had earlier cruised to the final of the 400m happening today after jogging to the finish line in the semifinal of the race. Another impressive performance was from Kipng’etich Ngeno who won his 800m semifinal and he will build on that ahead of the final.

On Day One of the event, Kenya managed to bag a silver and bronze medal in the men’s 3000m steeplechase thanks to Amos Serem and Simon Koech. Beatrice Chepkoech faltered in the women’s 5000m final, finishing fourth.