Former World under 20 10,000m race walk champion Heristone Wanyonyi failed to defend his title at the ongling World under 20 Athletics championships in Cali, Colombia.
Wanyonyi was disqualified to compete in a race won by Turkey’s Mazlum Demir in 42:36.02 followed by Algeria’s Ismail Benhammouda 42:42.49
It was also disappointing when Margaret Chacha gati failed to win the women’s 10,000m race walk.
Gati finished 14th in 49:05.09 for national under 20 record in a race won by Mexico’s Karla Ximena Serrano (46:24.35). Japan’s duo of Ai Oyooma and Ayane Yanai finished second and third in 46:24.44 and 46:43.07 respectively.
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