Edward Zakayo, the Commonwealth Games bronze medalist from Kenya has been deprived of the place in the country’s squad expected to take part in the IAAF World Championships having finished ninth on Thursday, at the trials at Nyayo Stadium in the 5,000m final.
Zakayo informed that he was heavily affected by malaria and pneumonia and was taken to hospital before heading for the trials in Nairobi.
He told that he felt bad when he returned from Morocco and when he went to the hospital it turned out he was impacted by malaria and pneumonia. It took him up to three days to recover. Then he decided to go to Nairobi to take part in the trials.
The Kenyan sportsman told that he was just eager to listen to his body. After a while, he realized that he failed to keep, so he decided to have a rest.
The player aged 18 had a nice spell since conquering the World Under-20 Championship as well as the African Games. What’s more, the Kenyan sportsman also managed to win the African Championship in Nigeria.
Zakayo is assured that the failure to grasp a ticket to Doha won’t affect him and currently he’s going to concentrate on his preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics where the sportsman expects to gain success.
He doesn’t consider what happened to him a bad thing. Instead, it considers it to be a challenge to return and work harder to recover his physical shape. His current objective is the Tokyo Olympics. He’s eager to qualify and have Kenya’s flag honored. He’s 100% assured he’s able to make it come true.
In fact, the sportsman hasn’t had a busy season. Besides the African Games title, he managed to grab the Rabat leg of the IAAF Diamond League. What’s more, at the Golden Gala he finished seventh.