NAIROBI, Kenya, August 23- Kenya shared top spot with Russia in the athletics competition with six medals each at the Youth Olympics on Monday.Virginia Nyambura and Peter Mutuku clinched a gold medal each on the last day of the athletics programme in the girls and boys 2000m steeplechase respectively at the Bishan Stadium.
The wet weather was not enough to stop Nyambura from clocking a personal best in the Girls 2,000m steeplechase en route to winning the gold.
Nyambura won in 6:29.97, ahead of Tsehynesh Tsenga of Ethiopia (6:37.81)
Interestingly, the Boys 2000m steeplechase also witnessed the same 1-2 African finish.
Mutuku of Kenya won in 5:37.63, also a personal best time, ahead of Habtama Fayisa of Ethiopia (5:39.10).
Youth Affairs and Sports Assistant Minister Kabando wa Kabando hailed the team for their stirling performance in the Far East saying that sports is starting to take root amongst the youth.
“This performance indicates excellent potential in our schools and indeed in our teens. Sports investment is key to achieving Vision 2030 and promoting national integration and cohesion,” said Kabando.