Kenya on Prime at Historic World Athletics Champs
(Every day Nation) Aug 30, 2015 – – It was a wonderful seven-star efficiency for Kenya because the nation claimed its maiden general title on the World Championships in Athletics on Sunday in Beijing, China.
An impressive Asbel Kiprop wrapped up the historic efficiency when he stormed to a 3rd consecutive victory within the males’s 1,500m race, a feat that introduced the packed 80,000-seater Fowl’s Nest Stadium to its ft.
Kiprop, who was on the tail of the pack on the bell and with 200 metres to go, slowly labored his manner up, hitting the entrance with lower than 20 metres to go earlier than profitable in Three minutes 34.40 seconds.
Elijah Manangoi wrapped up a 1-2 end for Kenya similar to within the 2011 Daegu championships, dipping his head forward of Moroccan Abdalaati Iguider to grab silver in Three:34.63. Iguider took bronze in Three:34.67.
Kiprop and Manangoi’s feat, which was preceded by Helah Kiprop’s silver medal within the girls’s marathon within the morning, noticed Kenya prime the standings with 16 medals in whole; seven gold, six silver and three bronze, ending forward of heavyweights Jamaica who have been second with 7-2-Three and third-placed United States with 5-6-6.
Kenya’s earlier finest ever exhibiting on the World Championships was in the course of the 2011 version in Daegu, South Korea, the place the group claimed 17 medals; seven gold, six silver and 4 bronze, to complete third general behind the US and Russia.
Nonetheless, the haul from Daegu surpassed Beijing’s by one bronze.
The one different outing that got here near rivalling that efficiency was the 2008 Beijing Olympic Video games the place athletics gained the nation 14 medals; six gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze.
Vivian Cheruiyot gave Kenya its first gold medal when she recaptured the 10,000m title she gained on the 2011 Daegu Worlds.
Olympic champion and World file holder David Rudisha would then strike gold after two earlier injury-plagued seasons. Nicholas Bett then made historical past as the primary Kenyan to win a dash occasion on the World Championships with the 400m hurdles gold medal.
Ezekiel Kemboi then chalked an unprecedented 4 consecutive World Three,000m steeplechase titles as Julius Yego’s pioneering exploits within the javelin went a notch larger when he turned the primary Kenyan to win a significant subject occasion.
Hyvin Kiyeng was on prime of her recreation to make sure that the ladies’s Three,000m steeplechase title gained by Milcah Chemo for the primary time in 2013 in Moscow was retained by Kenya.
Males: David Rudisha (800m); Asbel Kiprop (1,500m); Nicholas Bett (400m hurdles); Ezekiel Kemboi (Three,000m steeplechase); Julius Yego (Javelin)
Supply: Every day Nation. By Ayumba Ayodi.