Kenyan 4x400m relay team races into final at Commonwealth Games

Kenyan 4x400m relay team races into final at Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games - Athletics - Men's 4 x 400m Relay - Round 1 - Heat 2 - Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, Britain - August 5, 2022 Kenya's Boniface Mweresa reacts after winning heat 2 REUTERS/John Sibley

  • Mweresa took the baton from William Mbevi with Kenya in third place and the man from Nyamira successfully hunted down India and Trinidad and Tobago to finish first and qualify in a season best 3:06.76
  • The Kenyans, who entered the race with the slowest heat times, are aiming to emulate the heroics of Simeon Kipkemboi, Stephen Mwanzia, David Kitur and Samson Kitur who won back in 1990 in Auckland, Newzealand

The 2015 All African Games 400m silver medallist Boniface Mweresa ran a superb anchor leg to steer Kenya’s 4x400m relay team to the final of the ongoing Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022.

Mweresa took the baton from William Mbevi with Kenya in third place and the man from Nyamira successfully hunted down India and Trinidad and Tobago to finish first and qualify in a season best 3:06.76.

India came second in 3:06.97 as Trinidad and Tobago came third in 3:07.22.

The Kenyan team also comprises Wiseman Were who ran the opening leg as well as William Rayian.

The Kenyans, who entered the race with the slowest heat times, are aiming to emulate the heroics of Simeon Kipkemboi, Stephen Mwanzia, David Kitur and Samson Kitur who won back in 1990 in Auckland, Newzealand.

Basketball players return home

Meanwhile, the national men and women’s 3x3 basketball teams that made their debut at the Birmingham Commonwealth games are back in the county.

The teams took many by surprise by advancing beyond the group stages and into the quarter finals by virtue of finishing third in their respective groups.

The men’s team went down to Australia 20-15 while the ladies lost against hosts England 21-12 in the knockout stage.

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