Tuwei happy with facilities gained from youth show

Despite Kenya hosting the last World Under-18 Championships, Athletics Kenya President, Jack Tuwei feels it was worth all the efforts.
He said the mere fact that the country had benefited from the stat- of-the-art facilities for training was something worth all the celebrations.
“The event has not only been successful but we are a happy that the facilities used in the event now belong to Kenya. This will assist us in nurturing more talent,” Tuwei added.
The world athletics governing body, IAAF have already announced that the just concluded Nairobi event will be the last it was the last event for the category to organise before focus shift to regional competitions. According to the IAAF president Sebastian Coe, the abolishing of the youth competition will not be an end to the tapping and nurturing of talent in the world. He said they are working with the regional federations to put up the best structures for the championships at regional level.
“We will work with the regional federations in establishing the best structures for the competition. Talent tapping must continue and being the last youth event, it doesn’t mean we will not focus our energy on young athletes,” said Coe, who lauded the Local Organising Committee for staging a successful event.
The first world Under-18 championship was held in the year 1999 in Bydgoszcz in Poland.

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