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Kenya alters 800m team for 2012 London Olympics Games

07-12-2012 05:21 BJT Special Report: 2012 London Olympic Games |

Cherono Koech, the 2010 World Junior 800m champion, has been included in the Kenya team for the London Olympic Games.

Kenyan officials made the announcement on Tuesday, after realizing that third choice athlete Winnie Chebet, did not have the "A" qualification standard, of one minute 59.90seconds for the Olympics. Kenya named Olympic Champion Pamela Jelimo, former world title holder Janeth Jepkosgei in the team and the inclusion of Koech seals the entry list.

The 20-year-old Cherono will be facing a field of tough athletes, including her own teammates, alongside Russian world champion, Mariya Savinova and South Africa's Caster Semenya.


Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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