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Gathimba and Ngii walk to victory at Africa championships

Reigning African Games champion Samuel Gathimba and national champion Emily Ngii won gold medals in the 20km race walk at the Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

It was the third victory for Gathimba when he won the men’s title in 1:22.01.

Samuel Gathimba

Despite the victory, Gathimba failed to attain the world championships qualifying time of 1:21:00.

In women, Ngii won gold ahead of Beletew Mitiku from Ethiopia to second place as compatriot Sylvia Kemboi settled for bronze.

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