Faith Kipyegon Wins Kenya’s First Gold Medal in Oregon

Two-time Olympic 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon has bagged the first Gold medal for the country in the ongoing World Athletics Championships Oregon.

The world champion delivered a great race, running an insane 3:52.96 to regain her world 1500m title that she lost in 2019 to Netherland’s Sifan Hassan.

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Because of this win, Kipyegon becomes the first ever woman to win four World Championship medals in the 1500m. In 2015 and 2019 she won silver, and now two titles; 2017 and 2022.

Conseslus Kipruto’s bid to defend his steeplechase World title wasn’t successful as Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali beat the Kenyan charge again, winning gold as the defending champion settled for bronze.

News of the wins have excited Kenyans with many sending congratulatory messages online.

Deputy President William Ruto wasn’t left behind in showing his Kenyan pride as he wrote, “Incredible performance! Congratulations Faith Kipyegon for winning Gold and regaining your world 1500M title. Well in Judith Korir and Stanley Mburu for clinching Silver on your respective races and Conseslus Kipruto’s Bronze.”

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