In Summary :
- Kenyan athletics team won Gold and silver in both Men and Women’s 1500m races in the Commonwealth Youth Games.
- Nancy Cherop and teammate Janet Chepkoech finished first and second respectively earning Kenya first pair of medals at the Games.
- In men’s 1500m race the duo of Josephat Sang who broke the commonwealth Youth games record and Andrew Kiptoo took Gold and Silver respectively.
After massive success in the heats the Kenyan athletics team went on to win Gold and silver in a 1,2 sweep in both Men and Women’s 1500m races.
Nancy Cherop followed by teammate Janet Chepkoech on the last lap of the women’s 1500m stepped on the gas leaving the rest behind to finish first and second respectively earning Kenya the first pair of medals at the Games.
The men’s 1500m race followed shortly after with the duo of Josephat Sang who broke the commonwealth Youth games record and Andrew Kiptoo following suit as the women’s team before crossing the line first and second to give Kenya yet another pair of medals,Gold and Silver respectively.
Sang clocked 3:37:66 to shatter the record previously held by fellow Kenyan Kumari Taki. Andrew Kiptoo followed closely, also running a personal best 3:38:12. The athletes are set to run 8oom heats as well as the 4×4 mixed relay.
In the para discus Titus Maundu in the class of T63 bagged Silver in a closely contested affair. Titus who was recently introduced to the sport, managed to throw a distance of 20m. Nicholas Kalonzo came 4th after a throw of 23.33m.
In Tobago the cub lionesses got in day four fighting for a bronze medal position against Fiji. They put on a spirited fight but went down 22-10. Before that they had played against Canada,a match the girls also lost 17-0 marking the end of their campaign at the games.
The dynamic duo of Abigail Chebet and Sharon Chepkogei are yet to lose a single set in their campaign as they booked a ticket into the semis after beating England with the same score margin as all their previous matches,2-0. The girls face Canada today in their semis.
Triathlon finished their campaign in the super sprint mixed where Abdul Bagha and Iman Kaiza clocked 52:45