The 9th day of the world athletics championships in Oregon, USA has been an interesting one to team Kenya. Two medals have been won which has led to a big change in the medal table standings. Kenyan were 8th in the 8th day but are now third in the 9th day.
Emmanuel Korir has won the gold medal in the 800M men. He is filling the space that was left by David Rudisha at a very high rate. He is now a world champion, a year after becoming the Olympics champion in Tokyo.
The other medal has been won by Beatrice Chebet in the 5000M women. She has won a silver medal after finishing second, behind Tsegay of Ethiopia. In the table standings, USA still lead with 28 total medals, 10 golds, 8 silvers and 10 bronze. Ethiopia are second with 10 total medals, 4 golds, 4 silvers and 2 bronzes. At third place is Kenya with 10 total medals, 2 golds, 4 silvers and 2 bronzes.
Below is the table of the best 10 countries.
The two golds have been won by Faith Kipyegon (1500M) and Emmanuel Korir (800M). The four silvers have been won by Hellen Obiri (10,000) Judith Korir (42km Marathon), Stanley Waithaka Mburu(10,000M) and Beatrice Chebet (5,000) while the two bronze have been won by Conseslus Kipruto (3000M steeplechase) and Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi (10,000M).
In the last day of the championships, Kenya have great hopes of getting more medals. We shall have four Kenyans in action. They are Mary Moraa in 800M women and Nicholas Kimeli Kipkorir, Jacob Krop and Daniel Simiu in the 5,000M men. The 5,000M race will take place at 04:05 while the 800M will take place at 04:35, both on Monday morning which is the final day. Kenyan have great hopes of two golds and a silver to finish above Ethiopia. We wish them all the best.
Congratulations to team Kenya for raising our flag higher.
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