Gold medallist and world champion of 400 meter hurdles Nicholas Bett has died in car crash. Nicholas Bett met with an accident after he was driving back home to Nairobi. The 28-year-old was killed in his home country Nairobi near Nandi – just a day after returning from the Continental Championships in Nigeria. Nicholas mad history after winning gold in China, he became first Kenyan to win gold medal in a short distance race on the world stage. Talking more about his accident, his family and country police confirmed the news.
Nicholas died on the spot after the car he was driving veered and landed in a ditch. Athletic Kenya tweeted: “We regrets to learn of the sudden demise of one of our top athletes, the 2015 400m Hurdles World Champion Nicholas Kiplagat Bett who represented Kenya in the just concluded Africa Championships.And Kenyan Sports Minister Rashid Echesa added: “Former 400m hurdles World Champion Nicholas Bett has died in a road accident in Nandi County. “On behalf of the sporting fraternity and moscakenya I convey my sincerest condolences to his family. Rest in peace.”