2015 IAAF World 400m Hurdles champion Nicholas Bett and his twin brother Aron Koech advanced to the next round following their exploits in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
Both coached by Irma Reyneke in South Africa will be seeking to win the first gold for Kenya as all male boxers have been eliminated from the club games.
Bett won in heat three after his twin brother Koech finishing third in Heat Two clocking 49:24 and 49:28 respectively.
It was disappointing for men boxers who bowed out of the games. Shaffi Hassan Bakari was eliminated by Ugandan Juma Miro in unanimous decision of 2-3 on Tuesday morning at the Oxenford Studios ring.
As Ugandans continue shining with two gold medals now Bakari follows Brian Agina, Benson Gicharu, Elly Ajowi, Nick Abaka, Edwin Okong’o and Nick Okot.
At the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow four years ago, the boxing contingent minted one bronze medal through Gicharu in the bantamweight.
Kenya will be looking upon flyweight Christine Ongare for any medal as she takes on Sri Lanka’s Dulani Jayasinghe in the quarter-finals tomorrow.
Ongare is also the only woman boxer left in Kenya’s campaign after Elizabeth Andiego and Lorna Simbi were both eliminated.
Kenya’s Gulraaj Sehmi was in ninth place in the men’s 50-metre rifle prone competition at the Belmont Shooting Centre and Kenyan marksman Gurupreet Dhanjal was 26th.
Veteran David Kinja, showing upfor club games five times, was 28th timing 54:35.62 in cycling.
In Lawn Bowls at the Breadbeach Bowls Club, Cephas Kimwaki recovered from a 10-21 loss to Kiwi Shannon McIlroy to defeat Arun Kumar of Fiji 21-5.