Kenya Harvest More Gold In The African Athletics Championship In Nigeria

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Friday was a good day for team Kenya in the ongoing African Athletics Championship in Asaba, Nigeria as they bagged three gold medals, one silver and a rare bronze.

Conseslus Kipruto, Winnie Chebet and Mathew Sawe delivered the top prize while Emmanuel Korir and women’s 4*100 secured silver and bronze respectively.

Olympic and World steeplechase king Conseslus confirmed Kenya’s supreme status in the race winning in 8:28.01 for team Kenya’s first gold of the day.

Winnie won 1500m in 4:14.02 before Sawe capped the beautiful day with the third and Kenya’s fourth overall gold after defending his title in high jump.

Read: Fatigued Kenya Falls To Ethiopia In 10000m Race In Nigeria

Korir finished second to pick silver in men’s 800m while Kenya’s women’s team in the 4*100 won a rare bronze to crown the day.

Hellen Obiri won Kenya’s first gold in the 5000m and the team will be prospecting for the gold in the coming days.

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.


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