Winnie “Silver Lady” Chebet bagged her first ever running career title by securing gold medal in the women’s 1500m at the Africa Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria on Friday.
Chebet has always played second fiddle in championships blazed her way to victory for Kenya’s third gold at the Stephen Keshi Stadium to break her gold winning jinx with a time of 4:14.02.
When making her debut in 2005 in 800m she won silver at the World Youth Championships in Marakech, Morroco, and then settled for second place the following at the World Junior competition in Beijing, China.
Chebet’s last gold medal was in 2009 at the Africa Junior Junior Championships in Bambous, Mauritius in the women’s 800m.
In 2009, at the Africa Junior Championships in Bambous, Mauritius, Chebet secured silver in 800m.
Since 2009, she has never won any medal and in her last outing at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia she was 18th in the metric mile until today in Nigeria where she has emerged as the African Queen by breaking the lame duck.
“I’ve been trying for very long and now I have finally gotten that elusive gold medal. Glory be to God and i know more are to come,” she said in a post race interview