The 2016 Rio Olympic 3000m steeplechase champion, Conseslus Kipruto has come out to congratulate his fellow country-mate who have just missed out on the dominance of the men’s’ 3000m steeplechase at the Tokyo Olympic games.
Kipruto who didn’t qualify to the Olympic Games due to injury said that he is at pain watching the Kenyan team lose its dominance over the distance.
Taking to his social media account he said, “Our dominance in 3000m steeplechase is gone, few minutes ago I was current Olympic champion now am former Olympic champion. It was painful to watching at home after I didn’t qualify in trails cuz I had injury and later I was fit to run in Tokyo to defend my title and our dominance as I always call Kenyan event.Team kenya done their best..Congratulations kigen and abu…We will fight back next time.my country we will return back this glory”
The race was won by Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco who gave them their first gold medal since Hicham El Guerrouj’s double at Athens 2004.
The world silver and bronze medallist sprinted away from the field in the home straight to finish ahead of Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma and Kenya’s Benjamin Kigen.