IAAF World Championships 2015: Africans in line for medals on Tuesday

Tuesday 25th August , 2015 8:30 am
Genzebe Dibaba
Genzebe Dibaba

African athletes will hope to pick up medals on Tuesday’s session in the World Athletics Championships 2015 in Beijing.

They will be competing in the finals of the men’s 800m, women’s 1500m, men’s 400m hurdles and the heats of the men’s 200m.

Kenya’s David Rudisha, Ferguson Rotich, and Alfred Kipketer will be in the final which starts at 12:55 pm GMT.

Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia will be the favourite for the women’s 1500m final.

She has African company in Morocco’s Malika Akkaoui, Rabade Arafi, Kenya’s Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon, Ethiopia’s Dawit Seyaum.

The race starts at 12:35 pm GMT.

In the men’s 400m final, Boniface Mucheru Tumuti and Nicholas Bett of Kenya will hope to give Africa some medals as they face Americans Michael Tinsley and Kerron Clement.

Africa will have a good representation in the men’s 200m heats which starts at 11:30 am GMT.

Kenya’s Mike Mokamba Nyang’au, Ahmed Ali of Sudan, Hua Wilfried Koffi of Cote d’Ivoire will be in the first heat of the event.

In Heat 2, Tatenda Tsumba of Zimbabwe, Tega Odele of Nigeria will be competing against favourite French runner Christophe Lemaitre.

In Heat 3, Syndey Siame of Zambia will go against defending champion Usain Bolt.

Carvin Nkanata of Kenya will be Heat 4 that has Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade  and Justin Gatlin of the United States.

South Africa’s Akani Simbine and Swaziland’s Subisiso Matsenjwa will be in Heat 5.

Adama Gammeh of Gambia and Mosito Lehata of Lesotho will be in Heat 6 of the event and they will take on Wallace Spearmon of the United States and Warren Weir of Jamaica.

Anaso Jobodwana of South Africa will in the 7th and final feat of the men’s 200m.




By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana