Regina Mulatya set two records as Kenya finish second at Africa Masters championships in Pretoria

Kenya finished second at the concluded Africa Masters Athletics (AFMA) championships in Pretoria, South Africa.

The ten athletes and three officials won a total of 26 medals, 20 gold and 6 silver to finish second behind the hosts South Africa.

The head of delegation Rose Tata said that they wanted 15 athletes and 5 officials but due to the financial constraints’, the ministry of Sports only had ten athletes with three officials.

“As much as we needed more athletes and officials, the ministry played a critical role in ensuring that we travel, live and compete well here. With ten athletes, some competed in three and two events earning the country more than expected medals,” said Tata.

Fifty year old Priscilla Biwott, who was the oldest athlete, won double gold medals in the 5,000m (21:15.58) and 4,000m in 19:30.35.

Gold medalists

1.       Abednego Chesebe Miti- 41 years (400m-52.98 and 800m-1:57.04)

2.       Sylvia Chesebi Chematui- 36 years (800m- 2:07.54 and 400m-56:18)

3.        Geoffrey Tere-46 years (800m-2:01.84 and 1,500m- 4:19.12)

4.       Mercy Kiptoo- 39 years (400m-15:25,42, 4km cross country-15:25.42 and 5,000m-18:25.58)

5.       Priscilla Biwott- 58 years (4km cross country-19:30.35 and 5,000m-21:15.58)

6.       Elizabeth Muthoka- 49 years (1:03.01)

7.       Kenneth Mburu Mungara- 50 years (6km cross country-21:14.60 and 5,000m-32:46.13)

8.       Regina Mulatya 47 years (long jump-5.60m and triple jump 11.58m all Africa records)

9.       Rebecca Kerubo 41 years (hammer throw-45.47m and weight throw-15.24m)

10.   Erick Shikuku 49 years (5,000m race walk-22:10.16 and 10,000m race walk-46:03.80)

Silver medalists

1.       Rebecca Kerubo 41 years (shot put-9.38m)

2.       Linda Saina 51 years (100m-14.69 and 200m- 31:26)

3.       Elizabeth Muthoka 45 years (200m 27:18)

4. Mixed relay (Geoffrey Terer, Sylvia Chesebe, Kenneth Mburu and Elizabeth Muthoka-35 years)

5. 4x400m relay- women 45 years (Regina Mulatya, Sylvia Chesebe, Linda Chelimo Saina and Elizabeht Muthoka)

6. 4x100m mixed relays (Regina Mulatya, Abednego Chesebe, Elizabeth Muthoka and Geoffrey Terer).

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