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SAD! 400M HURDLES GOLD MEDALIST, NICHOLAS BETT DIES IN ROAD ACCIDENT
|SAD! 400M HURDLES GOLD MEDALIST, NICHOLAS BETT DIES IN ROAD ACCIDENT by beebie: 10:04 am On August 9, 2018|
Nicholas Bett, world Championship 400m hurdles gold medallist, has died in a car crash.
The 28-year-old was killed in his home country Kenya near Nandi a day after returning from the Continental Championships in Nigeria.
Bett made history in China after becoming the first Kenyan to win a gold medal in a short distance race on the world stage.
His family and county police commander Patrick Wambani confirmed the tragic news.
How Nicholas Bett Died:
Nicholas Bett died in a road accident in Nandi County, Kenya.
Mr Bett died on the spot after the car he was driving hit a bump before losing control of his car at Sochoi near Lessos. The car veered off the road and landed in a ditch near Lessos along Eldoret-Kapsabet road on Wednesday morning.
Nandi Police Commander Patrick Wambani confirmed the death, saying preparations were being made to take Nicholas Bett’s body to a nearby mortuary.
Bett – who was part of Team Kenya that competed at the just-concluded African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria – was travelling back home from Nairobi.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.
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