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Kenyans bagged 25 medals in Dar es Salaam

Kenya bagged 25 medals while winning the East Africa Under 20s athletic championships in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

13 of the medals were gold with 8 silver and four bronze medals.

Kevin Tonui won the boys 400 meters race clocking 46.26 with compatriot Ronald Yafya taking home the silver in 47.51 with Samuel Oweka of Uganda bagging the bronze in 49.08. Maureen Nyatich won the womens race posting 54.19 with Jane Njoki taking th silver in 56.03 with Ethiopia’s Abebe Fikre winning the bronze in 56.85.

Wycliffe Kanyamal bagged gold in the 800m . He registered 1:50.17 with Ayele Mekonenen of Ethiopia taking silver in 1:50 .43 and Abdi Awlet of Djibouti taking the bronze in 1:51.73

Boaz Kiprugut carried the day in the 1500 men race by posting 3:39.46 with Anthony Kiptoo winning bronze in 3:40.33. Berete Mekonen won the silver in 3:39.86.

Sandra Tuwei was unstoppable in the girls 5000m winning gold in a time of 16:15.80. Immaculate Chepkirui won the silver in 16:26.97 as Macylene Chelagat completed a clean sweep of the medals by clocking 16:29.56

Kenya had a 1-2 in the boys race with Peter Langat posting 13:43 .86 while Wesley Ladema posted13:48.95. Shirtgaselon Barega of Ethiopia was third in 13:49.53.

The kenya team bagged gold in the 4x 100 meter relay with the quartet of Ronald Afya , Kevin Tanui , Geoffrey Kiprotich and Moffat Ngari posting 43.71 Tanzania came second posting 42.58 with a team of Benjamin Michael, Adnana Haruna, Kenneth Maluba, Imani James and Zanzibar team of Gulam Hamisi, Hassan Omar, Omar Rashid and Ali Hassan Kamis settling for the bronze in 43.00.

The Kenyan girls equalled the boys exploits with the team of Maureen Nyatich, Eunice Mukonyo , Damaris Akoth, and Jane Njoki registering 48.93. Uganda came second posting 49.61 led by Clare Bayto , Agnes Ario , Rosemary Agen, and Mary Auma posting 49.61. Zanzibar took the bronze in a time of 50.44

Bethwell Kibet won gold in the long jump with a jump of 7.47 as Elsid Yasir of Sudan took the silver with a jump of 6.72. Benjamin Michael of Tanzania won the bronze with a jump of 6.17.

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