Medal prospect high in 2,000m girls’ final

Medal prospects for Kenyan team will be expected on Friday afternoon in 2000m steeplechase final.

So far Kenya has collected one medal, silver through Emmaculate Chepkirui in girls’ 3,000m race in the ongoing IAAF world under 18 championships at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani, Nairobi.

The race has been dominated by Kenyans as the 2015 championships; Cellphine Chepteek Chepsol won the race in 6:17.15 ahead of Sandrafellis Chebet (6:19.61) who took silver in a 1-2 finish before Ethiopian Agrie Belachew ran away with bronze in 6:34:68.

In 2013, Rosefline Chepng’etich led the race in a 1-2 podium finish with Daisy Jepkemei clocking 6:14.60 and 6:15.12 respectively.

And the athletes having the mandate to continue with the glory are Mercy Chepkurui who has best time of 6:29.9 and Caren Chebet who prides of 6:27.6.

But they will have an uphill task against Ethiopians Meswat Asmare and Etalemahu Sintayehu. The duo have run 6:40.88 and 6:30.84 with Kenyans enjoying better time.

In the early morning race, boys will be on the start list in the same race. Clephas Kandie Meyan is in heat one having best time of 5:36.2 as the best bet in the heat.

He will face off with Ethiopian Alemu Kitessa who has 5:38.72 together with Tunisian Aziz Jday who prides of 5:54.4.

Leonard Kipkemoi Bett will be leading heat two on-slot leading in time. Bett boasts of 5:28.52 followed by Girma Diriba haqving 5:41.46.

Friday-Day three time table

Morning session

9:30am-100m hurdles (76.2cm) heptathlon-girls

9:40am-Triple Jump qualification-girls

10:00am-2000m steeplechase heats-boys

10:10am-Discus Throw (1.5kg) Qualification Group A boys

10:25am-High Jump, Heptathlon-girls

10:40am-200m heats-girls

11:20am-Discus Throw (1.500kg) Qualification Group B boys

11:25am-200m heats boys

Afternoon session

16:30pm-Hammer Throw (5kg) final-boys

16:35pm-shot put (3kg) Heptathlon, Girls

16:40pm-110mhurdles (91.4cm) semifinal boys

17:05pm-Triple Jump final boys

17:10pm-800m semifinal girls

17:30pm-High Jump Final girls

17:45pm-200m heptathlon girls

18:16pm-1,500m final boys

18:35pm-2000m steeplechase final girls

18:40pm-discus Throw-final girls

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