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Jackline Chepkoech wins the commonwealth Games 3000m steeplechase gold

World U20 champion, Jackline Chepkoech elevated her status as she bagged gold medal in the women 3,000m steeplechase race at the Commonwealth Games being held in Birmigham, United Kingdom.

The 18-year-old who ran alone after Celliphine Chespol withdrew due to knee injury, beat the Tokyo Olympic Games 3000m steeplechase champion, Peruth Jemutai from Uganda to win the gold in a time of 9:15.68.

Great Britain’s Elizabeth Bird was the surprise silver medallist with a time of 9:17.79, leaving Chemutai with no option but to bag the bronze medal in 9:23.24.