World under 18 three thousand metres steeplechase champion Celphine Chespol and 2017, 2000 metres Gold medalist Leonard Bett will all be in action Tuesday at Tampere Finland when the World Under 20 athletics championships kicks off.
According to the IAAF timetable, 3000m steeplechase heats will be the first track event to start where Kenya will be represented by two girls and two boys in the event.
Chespol will team up with Mercy Chepkurui while Leonard Bett will be joined by Philemon Kiplagat. Other Kenyans who will be in action tomorrow includes: George Manangoi who will feature in the 1,500m heats and girl’s duo of Edinah jebitok and Miriam Cherop who will be competing in the same event.
During the 2016 edition that was held in Poland, Kenya finished second on the medal standings behind United States with five Gold, Two silver and two Bronze medals.
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Separately, after the conclusion of Kabaddi Masters tournament last month in Dubai, focus now shifts to the Africa qualifiers slated for September this year at Kasarani stadium.
According to Kenya Kabaddi Union, the performance during the fourth edition of the World Cup at Al Wasl Sports Club was convincing despite the Kenyan team not winning a single point.
However, the bonus point earned would be important to the breakthrough during the continental championships which also double up as the qualifiers for the World Cup earmarked for next year in Poland.
The union also downplayed claims of a rift between them and the Kenya Kabadii Sports Federation as both are separate federations working for the common good of the game and promoting its growth at the grass root level.