Athletics Kenya invites athletes for the World U20 Athletics Championships trials

Athletics Kenya invites athletes for the World U20 Athletics Championships trials

Athletics Kenya (AK) has invited athletes to take part in the national trials for the World Under 20 Athletics Championships on June 26-28 at the Nyayo National Stadium. 

According to the Athletics governing body ,the two-day competition will be strictly open to athletes aged under 20 years and as such, AK will apply stringent measures to ensure all competitors meet this requirement. 

The top two finishers in each category of competition will be selected in the final team to represent the country at the World Under 20 Championships, set for Lima, Peru on August 27-31. Most importantly, those to be selected must meet the entry qualification standards for their respective disciplines as outlined by World Athletics. 

The federation is intent on selecting a strong team that will go a level higher than the last edition of these championships in Cali, Colombia where Kenya accumulated 10 medals (three gold, three silver and four bronze).

The Ministry of Sports through the Sports Arts and Social Development Fund (SASDF) is establishing and managing training camps across the country where young talents have been identified, incubated and nurtured. 

The camps are held during school holidays for specialized training to enable the federation to identify, nurture and select a formidable team competing for the country and realize good results at international level competitions.

It is a project that has been in operation since 2016 and has seen the emergence of young athletes who have gone on to win medals at the international stage, such as world record holder for the women’s 10,000m Beatrice Chebet, mile world record holder Emmanuel Wanyonyi and World Under 20 1500m champion Reynold Cheruiyot, among others. 

Meanwhile all competitors are expected to submit the following documents on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, for vetting at Nyayo National Stadium: 

I. Original birth certificate

II. Original Passport

III. Student Identification

IV. National Identification Card (if applicable)

V. Release letter from the school

VI. Parental consent

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