Kenya has once again shown it prowess in Africa after finishing on top of the medal ranking with the completion of the Africa Senior Athletics Championship Campaigns on Sunday in Reduit, Mauritius.
Kenya garnered 11 medals on the fifth and final day with 11 medals to finish with a total of 23 medals. Going on record that’s its for the first time the Kenyan anthem is sang during the reward ceremony in 100m race.
The games so to the re-crowning of sprinter star Ferdinand Omanyala who utilized every moment to prove he is King of Africa short race as he claimed an individual 100m title and also won the men’s 4x100m relays for Kenya.
He who runs, has sure walked as Samuel Gathimba and Emily Ngii won gold in the men’s and women’s walk race respectively.
Abel Kipsang the 1500m race champion also bagged his gold medal as well as Julius Yego who retained his tittle when he threw 79.62m to edge the 2015 Champion Ihab of Egypt who got the silver medal.
It is the fifth time that the athletic powerhouse leads the rest of Africa after 1982 in Cairo, 1984 in Rabat, 2010 in Nairobi and 2018 in Asaba.