No Kenyan has qualified for men’s 5000 metres finals and Twitter is ungovernable
All the three Kenyans participating in the men’s 5,000 metres bowed out in the heats stage, leaving Kenya with no runner in the finals for the first time in 36 years.
In fact, Kenya has be represented in the race consistently for the kast 50 years, save for the 1980 Games in Moscow, which Kenya boycotted.
The final will be held on Saturday.
Below, read reactions from Kenyans who were gutted by the results:
Unfortunate! No Kenyan qualified to the final men's 5000m. The three bowed out. #Rio2016
— Athletics Kenya (AK) (@athletics_kenya) August 17, 2016
It is unimaginable that no Kenyan qualified for the 5,000m men's final. Case of poor form, poor tactic, time miscalculation or all of them?
— Manwa Magoma (@ManwaMagoma) August 17, 2016
It was a disaster..We didn't turn up..Poor show and no Kenyan in the final ? @EliasMakori
— Katami Michelle (@MichKatami) August 17, 2016
First time in 50 years that Kenya wont have an athlete in the men's 5000m race. Very unfortunate#effect of athletes moving to the road early
— James Wokabi (@JWokabi) August 17, 2016
Awful performance from our men in 5000m heats #TeamKe
— Ole Teya (@Kevin_teya) August 17, 2016