Prime action at the fourth day of the 7th IAAF World Youth Championships, July 9 2011

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  • Prime action at the fourth day of the 7th IAAF World Youth Championships, July 9 2011

The athletes were none short of making their distinct marks at the event of the day four of 7th IAAF World Youth Championships, as most of the action propelled the spectators to roar in cheer for the world class athletes. in the wake of the three day chaos and scintillating performances, the athletes were predicted to make new trends in different disciplines of athletics. The highlight of the evening came in the 800m men’s event where Leonard Kirwa Kosencha set the pace for the other competitors to strive and blend the competition with sheer competition.

In the women’s event of the 1500m, Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon attained a defying victory on the successive fourth occasion for her country. She made her way to the finishing line in a staggering timeline of 4:09.48 and was followed by Senbere Teferi who mantled the spot at the podium for silver with a personal best of 4:10.54. The third spot was attained by Genet Tibieso with the fastest time of her career at 4:11.56.

Belonging to the same origin of the World record holder and 2010 athlete of the year, David Rudisha, Kosencha replicated the same sort of intensity which was seen by the likes of his compatriot, as he made a defying finish in a two lap distance around the Lille Metropole Stadium.

The lightining fast athlete was seen in his prime and taking the lights out of the other athletes on the track when he managed to cover the first 200 meters in a staggering 24.60, crossing the bell in an astounding 50.85, approaching with exceptional pace for the last lap to finish the distance in just 1:44.08.

The trends set during the race were enough to take the will and strength away from his competitors Mohammed Aman and Timothy Kitum. Mohammed Aman entitled as the last youth Olympic winner as well as the world leader, shortened his lifetime best to 1:44.68 where as Timothy Kitum, just 0.30 seconds short of the winner, accentuated worthy efforts. 

The winner mentioning some problems after the race stated "I'm very happy even if I've got an injury in my leg. I get a new record - it's fantastic. My goal now is to be a star in my country."



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