IAAF World U18 Championship officially starts on July 12, at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani, Nairobi and Kenya’s walking race coach Patrick Njue is upbeat his youngsters are well prepared to give Kenya gold medals in both boys and girls categories.
“My athletes are very okay, they are doing very well. Right now we have just finished doing our intervals and went on reducing up to the end of this week so that before our races start, we concentrate on sharpening where we will do style of walking where I take them through what we call routine walking style because some had problem of maybe where you place your hand, how you swing your hand, your chest on how go about it but they have rectified everything.
They are very quick to learn and I’m very happy with these kids and in fact I am saying I have two gold medals, one in boys and another in girls,” upbeat coach Patrick Njue said.
Njue said that what’s remaining to be fully ready for the championship is just doing little bit of sharpening because in the last two weeks they have been doing extensive training and they now go reducing until they get the right state that he will be sure to have prepared them well before leaving them well oiled for the competition.
“Now I am concentrating on physical exercises, what we call overall body fitness, more exercises so that their body is flexible because for walking race we are supposed to do a lot of exercises,” coach Njue said.
He said that he is satisfied with the athletes’ determination during training and he sees Kenya walking away with two gold medals or even all the four medals on offer for his four athletes in the category (two boys and two girls). “Kenya will walk the world. In fact we want to break records in both categories.