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Two Kenyans test positive at athletics World Championships

  • Two Kenyan female athletes competing at the ongoing athletics World Championships were hit with a provisional suspension following positive samples provided ahead of the competitions, the world governing body of the sport announced here on Wednesday.

    "Two Kenyan athletes, Koki Manunga and Joyce Zakary, have accepted provisional suspensions following positive samples provided in Beijing on the 20th and 21st of August respectively," said a statement released by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

    Joyce Zakary, 29, finished second in Monday's women's 400 metre third heat in 50.71 seconds which could be a new national record if the result was recognized. Koki Manunga, 21, was ousted in the 400m hurdles heat as she finished sixth in 58.96. (Source: IANS)