BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,15TH JULY 2017-Kenya continued to harvest more medals at the World Under-18 Championships in Kasarani on Saturday 15th after Dominic Samson became the first Kenyan to win a race walk medal at a world athletics event with bronze in the boys’ 10,000m event .
The 17-year-old Samson, who is a Form Two student at Kiandege Secondary School in Nyamira County, delivered a personal best of 41 minutes and 25.78 seconds, losing the battle to Yao Zhang from China, who claimed gold in world under-18 lead time of 41:12.01.
Salavat Ilkaev from Russia, who was entered as a neutral athlete, won silver also in a personal best of 41:24.17.
“This is historic moment for me…I am over the moon,” said Samson, who draws inspiration from legendary athlete Nyandika Maiyoro. “My target was gold but I still thank God for this far. I