The hopes of a medal for Kenya in the 4x400m mixed relay were today morning quashed after the Kenyan team was disqualified for lane infringement during the World Under-20 Athletics Competition.
The four, Sylvia Chelagat, Kennedy Kimeu, Elkana Kiprotich, and Loice Moraa managed a second finish behind Nigeria who qualified for the finals with a record time of 3:21.66 in heat two.
However, this joy was short-lived after an announcement that the Kenyan team had been disqualified for lane violation. The disqualification meant that Italy and South Africa qualified in position two and three respectively.
In heat one, India finished first, and was closely followed by Czech Republic and Jamaica rounded up the three qualifying positions.The 6 nations will be joined by Poland and Sri-Lanka in the final that will take place today evening.
The competition brings together over 100 countries and will take place for 5 days at the Moi International Sports Complex, Kasarani. Kenya will be represented by a total of 52 athletes.
Only members of press, volunteers, other athletes and security teams are allowed into the stadium as majority of Kenyans urged to watch from home or from screens placed strategically in various parts of the country.
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