Athletics Kenya nominated for World Athletics awards

Athletics Kenya is among the six member federations that will be battling out for the World Athletics Awards 2021 set for next month.

This award is to give a federation that has gone above and beyond to serve its athletes, fans and greater community.

Headed by Jack Tuwei, AK has been credited as African nation on medals tables at international events, Kenya maintained that record at the Tokyo Olympic Games, placing third overall behind USA and Italy. The country also topped the medals table at the World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 21, where they earned 16 medals, eight of them gold.

While most of the country’s medals from international events in 2021 came in endurance disciplines, the likes of Ferdinand Omanyala – who set an African 100m record of 9.77 at the Continental Tour Gold event in Nairobi – showed Kenya’s diversity as an athletics nation.

Along with hosting the World U20 Championships and the Continental Tour Gold meeting in Nairobi, Kenya has been an active player in the UN’s Sports for Climate Action initiative.

AK will Athletics Australia, Czech Athletic Federation, Federacion Costarricense de Atletismo (CRC), Federacion Ecuatoriana de Atletismo and Japan Association of Athletics Federation.

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