Kenya finish second in IAAF Junior Championships

Kenya edged arch rivals Ethiopia on the last day of the event to finish second in the 2016 IAAF Junior championships. The games were held in the Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland.


Celliphine Chepsol was in a class of her own

10,000m: Kwemoi controls the entire race

Rodgers Chumo Kwemoi was in complete control of the men’s 10,000m, leading for most of the race and generally controlling the pace. For most of the second half of the race, he was closely followed by Eritrean Kifle and Ugandan Kiplimo . But in the last 150m, Kwemoi switched to high gear and showed the duo a clean pair of heels.

Race Video

Race Results

POS ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 Rodgers Kwemoi KENKEN 27:25.23
2 Aron Kifle ERIERI 27:26.20
3 Jacob Kiplimo UGAUGA 27:26.68

 

1500m : Kumari Taki in last grasp win

Kumari Taki who won the world youth championships in 2015, replicated his success again when he won the men’s 1500m. But this time he had to fend off a late charge from Ethiopia’s Tolosa by desperately lunging head first to the finish line.

Race Video

Race Results

POS ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 Kumari Taki KENKEN 3:48.63
2 Taresa Tolosa ETHETH 3:48.77
3 Anthony Kiptoo KENKEN 3:49.00

3000m Steeplechase: Chespol with an impressive performance

Celliphine Chepteek Chespol put on what was probably the best performance of the championships when she won the 3000m steeplechase by almost 50 metres.

Race Video

Race Results

POS ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 Celliphine Chepteek Chespol KENKEN 9:25.15
2 Tigist Getnet BRNBRN 9:34.08
3 Agrie Belachew ETHETH 9:37.17

800m: Bett and Tarbei in Kenya 1-2 finish

Kipyegon Bett and Willy Tarbei replicated their success from the 2015 World Youth Championships where they also went 1-2. But this time the order was reversed with Bett winning.

Race Video

Race Results

POS ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 Kipyegon Bett KENKEN 1:44.95
2 Willy Kiplimo Tarbei KENKEN 1:45.50
3 Mostafa Smaili MARMAR 1:46.02

3000m Steeplechase: Amos Kirui continues strong tradition

For the 15th consecutive time, a Kenyan won the men’s steeplechase, an event that Kenya has never lost. This time it was Amos Kirui who grabbed gold.

Race Video

Race Results

POS ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 Amos Kirui KENKEN 8:20.43
2 Yemane Haileselassie ERIERI 8:22.67
3 Getnet Wale ETHETH 8:22.83

Other Results

Wesley Ledama grabbed bronze in the 5000m. He was leading with 150m to go before he being passed. Emmaculate Chepkurui won a silver medal in the women’s 5000m.

In the sprints, Maureen Nyatichi and Geoffrey Kiprotich acquited themselves well but narrowly missed out on a medal with each finishing 4th in the women and men’s 400m respectively.

2016 Medal Standings

Rank Country Total
1 United States UNITED STATES 11 6 4 21
2 Kenya KENYA 5 2 2 9
3 Ethiopia ETHIOPIA 4 2 4 10
4 Cuba CUBA 3 2 0 5
5 Jamaica JAMAICA 2 3 3 8
6 Poland POLAND 2 2 0 4
7 Germany GERMANY 2 1 3 6
8 Pr Of China PR OF CHINA 2 1 0 3
9 Qatar QATAR 2 0 1 3
10 Bahrain BAHRAIN 1 2 1 4
11 France FRANCE 1 1 3 5
12 Belarus BELARUS 1 1 1 3
13 Austria AUSTRIA 1 0 0 1
13 Czech Republic CZECH REPUBLIC 1 0 0 1
13 Great Britain & N.I. GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. 1 0 0 1
13 Hungary HUNGARY 1 0 0 1
13 India INDIA 1 0 0 1
13 Montenegro MONTENEGRO 1 0 0 1
13 Norway NORWAY 1 0 0 1
13 Switzerland SWITZERLAND 1 0 0 1
21 Australia AUSTRALIA 0 3 1 4
22 South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 0 3 0 3
23 Eritrea ERITREA 0 2 0 2
23 Greece GREECE 0 2 0 2
23 Italy ITALY 0 2 0 2
26 Botswana BOTSWANA 0 1 1 2
26 Japan JAPAN 0 1 1 2
26 Romania ROMANIA 0 1 1 2
26 Ukraine UKRAINE 0 1 1 2
30 Colombia COLOMBIA 0 1 0 1
30 Djibouti DJIBOUTI 0 1 0 1
30 Ecuador ECUADOR 0 1 0 1
30 Mexico MEXICO 0 1 0 1
30 Venezuela VENEZUELA 0 1 0 1
35 Finland FINLAND 0 0 3 3
36 Canada CANADA 0 0 2 2
36 Turkey TURKEY 0 0 2 2
38 Barbados BARBADOS 0 0 1 1
38 Belgium BELGIUM 0 0 1 1
38 Estonia ESTONIA 0 0 1 1
38 Grenada GRENADA 0 0 1 1
38 British Virgin Islands BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 0 0 1 1
38 Morocco MOROCCO 0 0 1 1
38 Moldova MOLDOVA 0 0 1 1
38 Sweden SWEDEN 0 0 1 1
38 Trinidad And Tobago TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 0 0 1 1
38 Uganda UGANDA 0 0 1 1

 

All Time Medal Table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 105 69 55 229
2  Kenya 72 62 41 175
3  Russia 43 32 26 101
4  People’s Republic of China 38 44 33 115
5  Ethiopia 34 30 25 89
6  Germany 30 37 33 100
7  Cuba 27 31 19 77
8  United Kingdom 27 25 32 84
9  Jamaica 23 34 34 91
10  East Germany 23 10 18 51
11  Romania 20 18 15 53
12  Soviet Union 18 16 22 56
13  South Africa 13 14 10 37
14  France 13 12 15 40
15  Australia 11 21 27 59
16  Poland 11 16 13 40
17  Bulgaria 11 5 7 23
18  Nigeria 10 13 7 30
19  Qatar 9 4 5 18
20  Finland 8 9 15 32

 


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