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Double Kenyan chance in 800m girls final

Two Kenyans Lydia Lagat Jeruto and Jackline Wambui continued qualified to compete at the final race after winning in their respective heats.

Jeruto won the first round in 2:10.37,the same way Wambui won the in her race heat in 2:08.23 to qualify for Friday’s semi final.

Jeruto faced off with clocked 2:10.47, a reduction of 10 micro seconds to win in heat one in contention with Milena Korbut (2:11.31).

“I had to make fans happy who kept on cheering me and I had to work hard to achieve what they needed and I did it very well. At the same time, I have to promise them gold in the race that has been dominated by Kenyans,” said Jeruto.

Wambui on the other side won in heat two with the slowest time. When she qualified in her heat, she ran 2:08.24 but come in the semis, she ran slowly to 2:14.18 but failed to address press who were eagerly waiting. She started on a low crossing the first lapin 1:08.95 and returned in 1:05.23.

Selected Friday results

800m girls

Heat one

  1. Lydia Jeruto Lagat (Kenya)-
  2. Milena Korbut (Poland)-
  3. Lena Kieffer (LUX)-

Heat two

  1. Jackline Wambui (Kenya)—2:14.18
  2. Hirut Meshesha (Ethiopia)-2:14.45
  3. Chaimae Ismaili (MAR)-2:14.80

11om hurdles (91.4cm) boys semi final

Heat one

  1. Hao-hua Lu (TPE)-13.32
  2. Enrigue LLopis (ESP)-13.53
  3. Alexnadru Ionut Iconaru (ROU)-13.62

Heat two

  1. De’Jour Russell (JAM)-13.16
  2. Thomas Wanaverbeco (FRA)-13.52
  3. Rasheem Brown (CAY)-13:61


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