African Games champion Kerubo sends desperate appeal to AK

Kenya’s 18-year-old Vanice Kerubo Nyagisera (left) on her way to winning the 400 metres hurdles gold medal at the African Games in Rabat on August 30, 2019. She became the first Kenyan female champion in the event at a major championship. PHOTO | PAUL OCHIENG |

What you need to know:

  • The 17-year-old Kerubo shocked everyone including herself by winning gold in Rabat, Morocco on August 30
  • She clocked 56.95 seconds to narrowly miss out on the entry standard of 56.00 seconds for the world event
  • While most Kenyan athletes have attained the qualifying time in middle and long distance races, Kenya has only four sprinters, who have made it to Doha

African Games 400 metres hurdles champion Vanice Kerubo has requested Athletics Kenya (AK) for a wild card to the World Championships slated for September 27 to October 6 in Doha, Qatar.

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