IAAF hands Kenya stolen victory
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) was forced to award Kenyan athlete Beatrice Chebet after a controversial Women’s Under-20 race on Saturday.
IAAF had initially placed Chebet on third place behind Ethiopians Alemitu Tariku and Tsigie Gebreselama in the race taking place in Denmark.
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After a video review the results were reversed as it emmerged that the Kenyan Athlete was the first to touch the tape before the Ethiopia pairs.
Another Kenyan athlete Hellen Obiri has won the country a gold medal in the Women’s Senior Race after clocking in 36:14 ahead of Ethiopia’s Dida.