WAU20

[PHOTOS] Thrilling action on Day 1 of World Athletics U20 championships

The event was officially opened by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Tuesday.

In Summary

•The event has over 110 countries participating, and Team Kenya is represented by 46 athletes, among them 24 men and 22 women.

•Margaret Kenyatta is the Patron of the championship that features over 1,000 track and field athletes.

Kenya's Sylvia Chelangat, India's Priya Mohan and Mali's Koumbe Sidibe take a breather during the World Athletics U20 championships being held at the Moi International Stadium Kasarani on August 18, 2021.
Kenya's Sylvia Chelangat, India's Priya Mohan and Mali's Koumbe Sidibe take a breather during the World Athletics U20 championships being held at the Moi International Stadium Kasarani on August 18, 2021.
Image: Fredrick Omondi

The 2021 World Athletics Under 20 championships began on Wednesday morning at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi Kenya,. 

The event has over 110 countries participating, and Team Kenya is represented by 46 athletes, among them 24 men and 22 women.

The first day of the much awaited event saw participants in the 400m relay, Hammer throw, Shot put, High jump, 400m and 100m among others get into action.

Szabina Szucs from Hungary competes in the High jump heptathlon during the World Athletics U20 championships being held at the Moi International Stadium Kasarani on August 18, 2021.
Szabina Szucs from Hungary competes in the High jump heptathlon during the World Athletics U20 championships being held at the Moi International Stadium Kasarani on August 18, 2021.
Image: Fredrick Omondi

The event will continue for the next four days.

The event was officially opened by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Tuesday.

Speaking during the ceremony the First Lady expressed hope that this year’s U20 championship will lay foundation for more young athletes to grow their talents and achieve their sporting aspirations.

Sylvia Chelangat views her finishing time during the World Athletics U20 championships being held at the Moi International Stadium Kasarani on August 18, 2021.
Sylvia Chelangat views her finishing time during the World Athletics U20 championships being held at the Moi International Stadium Kasarani on August 18, 2021.
Image: Fredrick Omondi

"Your dedicated training, practice and participation in these championships present you with an opportunity to pursue your dreams," she said.

Margaret Kenyatta is the Patron of the championship that features over 1,000 track and field athletes.

 

Edited by CM

Lucie Zavadilova from Chez Republic nurse a muscle pull during the World Athletics U20 championships being held at the Moi International Stadium Kasarani on August 18, 2021.
Lucie Zavadilova from Chez Republic nurse a muscle pull during the World Athletics U20 championships being held at the Moi International Stadium Kasarani on August 18, 2021.
Image: Fredrick Omondi