World Athletic has announced the world under 20 championships will be held from August 17-22 next year after Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled due to covid- 19.
The championship had been scheduled to be held this month but due to restrictions imposed to curb the spread of corona virus, they have changed the dates. Athletics Kenya had hoped World Athletics would retain the competition as there were earlier fears that it might be scrapped due to a clogged calendar.
‘The athletics will now continue with their training in camps and at least now they know the dates. We will continue training them in their programs. This is an opportunity for us because we didn’t have many field event athletes and sprinters but now we have an year to ensure we get them and prepare for event,’Korir said.
The number of athletes might be locked out of event after World Athletics announced the age of participants to be between 16-19 years.Follow us in social media: