News23 Jun 2016

World youth champions feature on Kenya’s team for Bydgoszcz


Kenya's Willy Tarbei wins the 800m from Kipyegon Bett (© Getty Images)

Eight medallists – including four champions – from last year’s IAAF World Youth Championships are on Kenya’s team for the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016.

The team includes 800m runners Willy Tarbei and Kipyegon Bett, the duo that took gold and silver respectively in Cali last year, but whose positions were reversed at the recent Kenyan Junior Championships with Bett taking victory.

World youth steeplechase champions Vincent Kipyegon and Celliphine Chespol and world youth 1500m champion Kumari Taki have all been selected in their specialist events.

Kenyan team for Bydgoszcz

200m: Moffat Ngari
400m: Jeffrey Kiprotich, Edwin Ngeeti
800m: Kipyegon Bett, Willy Tarbei
1500m: Kumari Taki, Edwin Kiptoo
5000m: Wesley Ladema, Moses Koech
10,000m: Rodgers Chumo, Ronald Kirui
3000m steeplechase: Amos Kirui, Vincent Kipyegon
400m hurdles: Nicholas Chirchir

800m: Betty Sigei Chepkemoi, Josphine Chelangat
1500m: Winfred Mbithe, Joyline Cherotich
3000m: Sandrafelis Chebet, Sheila Chelangat
5000m: Emmaculate Chepkirui, Catherine Syokau
3000m steeplechase: Celliphine Chespol, Betty Chepkemoi