The World U20 (junior) Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, opened on Wednesday 18 August and will continue until Sunday 22 August. On the first day, Africa distinguished itself by winning five medals, including three gold. This Thursday 19, the continent's athletes will be able to improve on the harvest with the finals on the program for the day. There will be nine athletes on the track.
Women's and men's 100m
In the women's 100m final (14:30 GMT), Namibia's Beatrice Masilingi and Nigeria's Praise Ofoku will try to outdo Jamaica's Tina Clayton and Kerrica Hill.
The continent will have three representatives in the men's 100m final (14:50 GMT). Botswana's Letsile Tebago will be highly anticipated. To qualify for the final, he broke two national records (juniors and seniors). Among his rivals for the gold medal, Nigeria's Godson Oke Oghenebrume and South Africa's Benjamin Richardson.
Another attraction of the second day of the U20 Worlds is the women's 3,000m final (14:00 GMT). Africa is counting on Teresia Muthoni Gateri and Zenah Chemutai Yego of Kenya and Prisca Chesang of Uganda to shine. In qualifications, the first two ran under 9 minutes. A performance that has aroused the curiosity of observers. Will they be able to repeat their feat, or even do better? The answer will be given in a few hours.