Chepkoech smashes games record to deliver Kenya’s second gold in Birmingham


The former World U20 champion threw down the gauntlet right from the start, engaging in a battle with Uganda’s Olympic champion Peruth Chemutai who tripped on a hurdle heading into the final lap, allowing the 18 year Chepkoech the opportunity to break clear and coast to victory in a Commonwealth Games record of 9:15.68.

Jackline Chepkoech

Jackline Chepkoech won Kenya’s second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games with an emphatic victory in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Friday night.

The former World U20 champion threw down the gauntlet right from the start, engaging in a battle with Uganda’s Olympic champion Peruth Chemutai who tripped on a hurdle heading into the final lap, allowing the 18 year Chepkoech the opportunity to break clear and coast to victory in a Commonwealth Games record of 9:15.68.

England’s Liz Bird clocked a PB of 9:17.79 for silver while Chemutai held on for bronze in 9:23.24.

Kenya’s first gold medal of the games had been delivered on Thursday evening when Ferdinand Omanyala raced to 10.02 seconds, claiming the 100m victory.

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Publish date : 2022-08-06 07:16:20

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