Gold rush as Yego secures gold with Kenya topping the table

Former world javelin champion Julius Yego won the javelin title in the gold rush for team Kenya at the Africa Senior Athletics championships in Reduit, Mauritius on Sunday.

The Olympic Games silver medalist threw 79.69 to win the javelin title to guide Kenya beat Ethiopians to finish on top of the continent with 23 medals; 10 gold, five silver and eight bronze

On the last day, managed 11 medals with five gold, three silver and three bronze followed by South Africa with 36 medals; nine gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze with Nigeria coming in third with 11 medals; five gold, three silver and three bronze.

Yego won his 4th continental title with a revenge against Ihab Al Sayed Abdelrahman from Egypt to second place with 77.12m as South Africa’s Phillippus Marthinus got bronze with 74.10m.

Kenyan Medalists

Gold: Ferdinand Omanyala (100m), Winny Chebet (1,500m), Beatrice Chebet (5,000m), 4x100m (men), Caroline Nyaga (10,000m), Samuel Gathimba (20km race walk), Emily Ngii (20km race walk), Abel Kipsang (1,500m), Jarinter Mawia (800m), Julius Yego (javelin)

Silver: Purity Chepkirui (1,500m), Nicholas Kiplagat (1,500m), Maximilla Imali (200m), Daniel Simiu (5,000m), Women’s 4x400m relay

Bronze: Caroline Nyaga (5,000m), Abraham Longosiwa (10,000m), Geoffrey Kirwa (3,000m steeplechase), Veronica Mutua (400m), 4x400m mixed relay, Sylvia Kemboi (20km race walk), Wiseman Were (400m hurdles), Caren Chebet (3,000m steeplechase)

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