Former World champion upbeat about Kenya’s performance in London

By KBC Reporters

Former World and Olympic 400m hurdles champion, Felix Sanchez has tipped Kenya sprints squad to bag Gold medals during the 20th edition of  World athletics championship that will be held in August this year in London.

Sanchez who has been in the country to train the Kenyan squad will leave for Dominican Republic Wednesday tonight.

After a four day training session with Kenya’s sprint top stars including World 400m hurdles defending champion Nicholas Bett, Olympic 400m hurdles silver medalist Boniface Mucheru and Sprints coach Vincent Mumo, Felix Sanchez has expressed his confidence with the Kenyan athletes tipping them for emerging victorious in the upcoming world event where Nicholas Bett will be seeking to defend his title.

After holding his last training session with the athletes Wednesday at Kasarani, the former Olympic champion Sanchez, who won Gold medals in 400m hurdles for the Dominican Republic at the 2004 Athens Olympic games and 2012 London Games as well as world titles at 2001 Edmonton and 2003 in Paris is scheduled to coach 12 junior and senior athletes in his native country for the IAAF, world under-18 World championships that will be held in Nairobi in July this year.