H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta applauded the Kenyan Athletes for making Kenya to be seen as a hotbed of Champions at the just concluded IAAF World Championship at the Bird Nest Stadium in Beijing China. The President didn’t forget to tag the trending word used by CNN that described Kenya as a hotbed of Terror earlier last month.
“Congratulations #TeamKenya on the most remarkable win in the IAAF World Championships 2015 in Beijing, China,” President stated through his congratulatory message.
Kenya beat all the countries in the world including USA and Jamaica to be crowned the overall leader at the World Championships having 7 Gold Medals 6 Silver Medals and 3 Bronze medals.
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze
1 Kenya 7 6 3
2 Jamaica 7 2 3
3 United States 6 6 6
4 Great Britain 4 1 2
5 Ethiopia 3 3 2
“Our commitment to enhance the capacity of every young person to develop themselves, our communities and our nation has been vindicated by the fine showing in Beijing. Our young people have once again shown that they are as good as the world’s best and brightest. Kenya has taken it spot on top of the world, where we belong. You have done Kenya Proud. We are indeed the Hotbed of Champions,” President Uhuru added through his message.
Kenya had seemed to be losing its top position to Jamaica in the last track races but USA made Kenya maintain the top position by beating Jamaican athletes to win the 4*400 relay.
Asbel Kiprop and his team were the last Kenyan Athletes to take the stage and in deed they proved that they were the best by bagging a 1,2 finish at the 1500 meters final.