CWG: Mokamba, Asamba, Ochieng and Ndoro progress into 200m semis

CWG: Mokamba, Asamba, Ochieng and Ndoro progress into 200m semis

  • Ochieng squeezed through the non-automatic qualifiers slot with a time of 21.30secs.

Mike Mokamba, Dan Kiviasi and Hesborn Ochieng have qualified for Friday's 200m men semi-final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Mokamba and Kiviasi qualified automatically while Hesborn Ochieng went through as a non-automatic qualifier after finishing fourth in his Heat

Kenya Defense speedstar Forces Mokamba with a season’s best of 20.65 and a personal best of 20.48 was the first to qualify through heat 3 with a time of 20.82sec coming second behind England’s Zharnel Hughes who clocked 20.30secs.

Kiviasi won Heat 7 in a time of 20.76seconds ahead of Russel Alexander of Malaysia who also qualified automatically with a time of 21.13secs.

Meanwhile Ochieng squeezed through the non-automatic qualifiers slot with a time of 21.30secs.

The Kenyan trio timed 39.28 together with the newly-crowned Commonwealth 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala won the 4x100m Africa  Senior Athletics Championships in Reduit, Mauritius and aim to repeat that feat in Birmingham.

Elsewhere Kenya’s Millicent Ndoro (24.03) finished in the top-three automatic qualification places in 200m joining Namibia's Christine Mboma, the Olympic runner-up, who clocked 23.20 seconds and Australia's Ella Connolly (23.56).

The 200m semis are set for Friday.

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