Kenyas hope of bagging medals at the Tokyo 2020 olympics have been revived this afternoon after a Silver and bronze in the 3000 M steeplechase Men and 5000 M Women. This are the first medals won by the country since the start of the competitions. Kenya failed to shine in Rugby, boxing, volleyball and Taekwondo prompting netizens to lay all their hopes in athletics.
However, Kenyas performance this evening wasn't too good compared to the past few years despite the fact that the country has got its first medals. Kenya's dominance of over 40 years in the 3000M men steeplechase has been ended after Morocco's Soufiane el-Bakkali won the race. Kigen B only managed a bronze medal for the country.
In the 5000M women, the much anticipated first gold was not brought home after Hellen Obiri failed to match the pace of Neitherland's Hassan S who took the gold.
In 2016 at the Rio olympics, we managed to get gold medals at both the 3000m steeplechase and 5000 M Women. Despite the not so good results we still have hope that we will eventually get a gold medal in the upcoming athletic competitions .
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