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Sawe retains Africa high jump title in Asaba

Friday August 3 2018

Kenya's Mathew Sawe celebrates after winning the high jump gold at the Africa Athletics Championships at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Nigeria on August 3, 2018. PHOTO | IAAF |

Kenya's Mathew Sawe celebrates after winning the high jump gold at the Africa Athletics Championships at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Nigeria on August 3, 2018. PHOTO | IAAF |  

IN ASABA, NIGERIA

Kenya's Mathew Sawe on Friday retained his Africa Athletics Championships high jump title with an assured performance at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Nigeria.

Sawe's show, which gave Kenya it's fourth gold of the championships, was followed by another brave performed by the women's 4x100 who won bronze after clocking 45.58secs behind gold medallists Nigeria and Marie-Jose Ta Lou-led Ivory Coast.

Sawe, who recently shattered the Kenyan high jump record clearing 2.30 metres, defended his Africa title but the official results were yet to be obtained at the time of going to press.

Kenya's Mathew Sawe competes in the men's high
Kenya's Mathew Sawe competes in the men's high jump final at the Africa Athletics Championships at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Nigeria on August 3, 2018. PHOTO | IAAF |

The quartet of Eunice Kadogo, Millicent Ndoro, Joan Cherono and Freshia Mwangi dug in for Kenya’s first ever 4x100m relay medal at this level by settling for bronze in the 4x100m relay in 45.58 seconds as Blessing Okagbare-inspired Nigeria (43.77) took gold and Cote d’Ivoire (44.40) silver.

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