AK releases criteria for Tokyo Olympics selection

Ferdinand Omanyala (right) crosses finishing line ahead of Benson Okot of Uganda

Ferdinand Omanyala (right) crosses finishing line ahead of Benson Okot of Uganda during Athletics Kenya Tokyo Olympic Games pre-trials 100 metres race at Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi on May 28, 2021.


Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Whether Chepng’etich will double up in 800m and 1,500m in Tokyo remain unclear.
  • The other qualifier Beatrice Chepkoech specialises in steeplechase where she is the world 3,000m steeplechase champion and record holder. 

The first two athletes to cross the finish line during the national trials next week at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani will automatically qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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