Kenya names 50-strong athletics team for Rio

2016-07-01 22:16

Eldoret - Kenya's world 400m hurdles champion Nicholas Bett was a surprise inclusion in the 50-strong squad selected after the team trials at Eldoret's Kipchoge Keino stadium on Friday.

Bett, who became the first Kenyan athlete to win a world title in the sprints at the Beijing World championship last August, missed the trials held in Eldoret for the first time.

In a family twist, his twin brother Aron Koech breezed to victory in the 400m hurdles race, but he was disqualified for stepping on the outside lane.

Koech was however also named into the Olympic team and will compete alongside his brother in Rio.

Kenya Olympic team:

Women

400m Hurdles: Maureen Jelagat

400m: Maureen Jelagat, Margaret nyairera Wambui

800m: Margaret nyairera wambui, Eunice Sum, Winnie Chebet,

1500m: Faith Chepngetich, Nancy Chepkwemoi. Viola Lagat

3000m S/Chase: Hyvin Kiyeng, Beatrice Chepkoech, Lydia Rotich

5000m: Vivian Cheruiyot, Hellen Obiri, Mercy Cherono

10000m: Vivian Cheruiyot, Betsy saina, Alice Aprot

Marathon:Jemima Sumgong, Helah Kiprop, Visline Jepkesho

20km Walk: Grace Wanjiru

Men

200m: Kevin Nkanata, Mike Mokamba

400m Hurdles: Nicholas Bett, Boniface Mucheru, Aron Koech

400m: Alphas Kishoyan, Raymond Kibet, Alex Sampao, Boniface Mweresa

800m: Alfred Kipketer, Ferguson Rotich, David Rudisha

1500m: Asbel Kiprop, Elijah Manangoi, Ronald Kwemoi

3000m S/Chase: Brimin Kipruto, Conceslus Kipruto, Ezekiel Kemboi

5000m: Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku, Isaiah Kiplangat Koech

10000m: Paul Tanui, Charles Yosei, Geoffrey Kamworor, Bedan Karoki

Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge, Stanley Biwott, Wesley Korir

Javelin: Julius Yego

20km Walk: Samuel Gathimba, Simon Wachira

High Jump: Mathew Sawe

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