Team Kenya in Tokyo Olympics has smiled today as Kenya got its first gold medal. This year's Olympics has not started well for Kenya like the rest of the Olympics where Kenya has a history of shining in almost all the races. Athletics, which is the major area that gives Kenya medals started on Friday. Kenya had to wait until Wednesday 4th August 2021 to have the first gold medal.
This came courtesy of Emmanuel Kirui and Ferguson Rotich who won positions one and two simultaneously. This was during the men's 800 meters. This comes as a joy after Kenyans waited for the medals for a long time. The other remaining athletes should emulate the two and add the medals to retain the glory the country has.
Earlier today, Kenyans were heartbroken when Ugandan Peruth chemutai stunned the world to win a gold medal in women's 3000 steeplechase. Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng became the third and gave Kenya a bronze medal in that race.
Kenya now has 5 medals. One gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze. It is number 38 in the medal standings worldwide and number one in Africa. South Africa, Ethiopia, and Uganda follow as numbers two, three, and four in Africa.
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