WU-20 Championship Kick Off Date Rescheduled

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World below 20 championship that was to be held in Kasarani Stadium,Nairobi from 17th August to 22 August has been rescheduled to commence on 18th to 22 August.

Right here is in step with the World Athletics in a express on Saturday saying that it was attributable to logistical challenges coming up attributable to covid-19 pandemic.

“The affect of Covid on teams travelling and logistics of nice looking necessary equipment world wide believe confirmed to be a predicament. However, the entire athletics programme is in a situation to be accommodated across 5 days moderately than 5-and-a-half days with minimal affect on the athletes attending from more than 100 countries,” the game’s world governing body acknowledged in a express.

The express also saw the enviornment Athletics thank the organizations,suppliers and various companions for accommodating the changes made.

“We would adore to thank our athletes and their teams, our suppliers and the native organizing committee in Kenya for accommodating this alternate and working collaboratively in robust cases to stage a wide championships for these younger, promising athletes as they birth their athletics ride,” the express added.

However the Athletes from various countries of the enviornment are making their entry in Nairobi sooner than the championship with Guatemala team being the latest crew to get their arrival.

Kenya is hosting the WU-20 championship after a year of extend attributable to covid-19 outbreak that saw the World Athletics effect off the match from 2020 to 2021 August just a few hours after World Olympic Committee postponed the 2020 Summer time Video games in Tokyo

The closing championships were held in Tampere, Finland, in 2018.

The opponents was launched as the IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics in 1986 and renamed to IAAF World U20 Championships in November 2015. The most contemporary title was adapted with the title alternate of the sports actions governing body in 2019.

Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby is essentially the most successful athlete on the championships, having obtained one gold and 4 silver in person and relay sprinting occasions between 2000 and 2004. Chris Nelloms, Davidson Ezinwa and Dexter Lee fraction the situation of most successful male athlete, at four medals every.


Assorted Athletes were disqualified attributable to doping and age falsification with several athletes having been stripped of medals.

Two athletes subsequently lost their medals as a results of fraudulently misstating their age on genuine documents: Bahrain’s 2006 steeplechase silver medallist Tareq Mubarak Taher and Morocco’s Ahmed Baday (1998 5000 metres bronze). Besides to this, later prognosis of Moses Kiptanui’s age when having obtained the 1990 1500m confirmed he was marginally over age (light 19 years, 315 days) on the time of his victory, though this consequence has no longer been rescinded.

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