In Summary

  • The fourth overall position with 15 medals, three gold, seven silver and four bronze, may be a little disappointing for hosts, but it does take away the shine from the good organisational skills.
  • That Kenya now wants to host the 2020 World Under-20 Championships and one of the Diamond Leagues leg in due course speaks volumes about its growing confidence.

The success of the just-ended Nairobi World Under-18 Championships will remain the talking point for quite some time.

Kenya has once again proved that besides producing world-beating athletes, the country is also capable and ready to host more of such international events.

There might have been a few slight hiccups, which are not unusual in such major championships, but the organisers have done a pretty good job, hosting 801 young athletes from 131 countries.

The fourth overall position with 15 medals, three gold, seven silver and four bronze, may be a little disappointing for hosts, but it does take away the shine from the good organisational skills.

LESSON LEARNT

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