Day two of the World Under-20 Championships saw Alocias Kipngetich and Peter Kithome qualify for the 400 m men’s hurdles semifinals.
Kipngetich and Kithome finished fourth and second respectively in the heats that took place Thursday morning. Kithome clocked a time of 51.31 in his heat while Kipngetich clocked a new personal best time of 51.41.
Elsewhere, Kenyan duo of Noah Kibet and Emmanuel Wanyonyi qualified for the 800 m semifinal after winning their respective heats. Wanyonyi clocked a time of 1:46.51, while Kibet crossed the finish line in 1:46.70. they will be staged on Saturday.
“You do not take chances at some of these championship events. I had agreed with Noah that we run from the front. That is what we shall do all through to the finals,”said Wanyonyi after the win.
However,it was a heartbreaking moment for Kenya, as Sheila Chepkosgei and Brenda Chebet failed to qualify for the women’s 800m semi-final. Chepkosgei won her heat but was later disqualified for lane infringement.
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