Whether it was a high jumper clearing a bar in warmup, a thrower unleashing a personal best in qualifying or a middle distance athlete storming to victory, they roared their support all week, creating an incredible setting for live sport. The youngster attended one of the two local schools which took part in the , and it proved a proud day for all in the Maasai community as he made his mark on a global stage in Nairobi. However hard it must have been for their athletes competing in the frenzied atmosphere of Kasarani Stadium, imagine what it was like for Ethiopians, knowing that bar a handful of teammates, no one in the arena wants you to win. Magnificent Marisleisys If she was that way inclined, Cuba's Marisleisys Duarthe could have packed up her stuff and left after the first round of the girls' javelin, having launched the spear 57. South Africa's Breyton Poole, all of 1. En tercera posición de las ocho participantes terminó la corredora turca Mizgin Ay, que marcó un crono de 23. Ay Mizgin of Turkey won the gold in the straight away race in 11.
Bestué, que completó la prueba con un tiempo de 23. The Czech 15-year-old was born on December 30, 2001, barely old enough to be eligible for the championships, but she didn't just show up, she showed off. Maasai Magic David Rudisha, 2. Lemlem Hailu and Sindu Girma above were the heroines of the girls' 1500m final, raining on the Kenyan parade on Saturday night by taking a 1-2 and relegating the home nation's leading hope, Edina Jebitok, to third. She won the event by almost six metres.
La medalla de Bestué es la segunda de la delegación española tras la de oro lograda este sábado por María Vicente en la prueba de heptatlón de los Mundiales juveniles de Nairobi al sumar 5. Wambui's winning time was 2:01. The Kenyan pair set off on a lap of honour, with thousands of adoring fans chanting, cheering, waving and worshipping their new heroines. In the third round she stepped up and flung it better than any Masai warrior, the javelin landing 62. You have to be tall to be a champion high jumper, right? She soon passed Ay and then overtook Bestue with about 40 metres remaining, running through the line in 23. With athletics set to go today, Parker said she will be here to support her teammates and cheer them on as they go for gold, even though she will be sidelined with an recurring injury.
Let's get loud The 60,000 people who thronged the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday afternoon may have had a ringing in their ears for several hours afterwards, thanks mainly to the exploits of Kenya's Jackline Wambui, who powered away to win the girls' 800m and lead a 1-2 with teammate Lydia Jeruto Lagat. Drawn in lane five, she had 100m champion Mizgin Ay in the lane outside of her and 100m silver medallist Magdalena Stefanowicz further round the bend in lane eight. Afterwards the journalists shared soft drinks with local Maasai community members, one of whom was Napatao pictured above , the great grandfather of Tauta. But they're built tough, Ethiopians, and they took gold in the boys' 3000m, boys' 800m, girls' 1500m and girls' 3000m. Diaz put the competition to bed with a 17. As a result, she has also opted not to compete here this week.
Malikova came from way off the pace to slice through the field over the latter half, taking gold in 52. Triple threat Jordan Diaz was not a name known to many before this week, but by the time the 17-year-old Cuban left the Kasarani Stadium, word of the youngster's exploits on the runway had spread like wild fire around the world, so much that even senior stars of the event were acknowledging that they had a credible threat coming up through the ranks. The noise was, for want of a better word, insane. Prepens was not intimidated, though. An incredible championships with the friendliest of hosts. . Ever since he took up the sport at the age of 10, people told him he wasn't tall enough to truly succeed, so there was sweet satisfaction for him in Nairobi.
La velocista española Jael Bestué se proclamó este domingo subcampeona del mundo juvenil de 200 metros lisos en los mundiales de la categoría que se disputan en Nairobi. Decked out in their nation's colours, the Kenyan fans came filing through the gates of the Kasarani Stadium each day beaming wide smiles, extending the arms to welcome the athletics world. Maybe that's a bit presumptuous on our part, but what's certain is that the Maasai tribe has produced another big talent in the shape of Kelvin Sawe Tauta, who contributed to Kenya's fourth-place finish in the mixed 4x400m along with reaching the 400m semi-finals. Instead, she has shut down her season as she looks to get the injury properly healed. Bestué, que cumplirá 17 años el próximo 24 de septiembre, batió este domingo su mejor marca personal en los 200 metros lisos, con un viento en contra de -0.
Here's a fun fact: if Barbora Malikova had been born two days later, she wouldn't have been here in Nairobi, and the girls' 400m would have been all the worse for it. What made it unforgettable, however, was their support anytime their nation's athletes took to the track, or indeed field. However, she wanted more than just a gold medal. . . . .
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