Kenyan Teresiah Gateri led Zena Jemutai in a 1-2 podium finish for Kenya at the ongoing world under 20 athletics championships at the Kasarani stadium on Thursday evening.
In the much anticipated race, Gateri led Zena Jemutai in a 1-2 podium finish to end the day with two golds, one silver and a bronze for team Kenya in the second day of the championships.
Gateri said that being her first time in a championship, she was glad to get gold on home soil.
“Winning gold and leading a 1-2 podium was not a walk in the park but I had determination. With this great and precious gold, it means a lot for me and I had prepared well,” said Gateri.
She added that she knew the race would be tough but she had to give the best she could.
“I know it was a tough race but we had to combine our forces with my compatriot Zena Jemutai to deliver such great results in the greatest championships at our backyard and I’m happy that she bagged silver,” added Gateri.
Jemutai, the Africa under 18 3,000m champion was in her on class for the medal after missing the 2018 Tampere championships.
“My training had given me the best endurance and I’m happy because it was good revenge on the Ethiopian athletes,” said Jemutai.