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Faith Kipyegon receives another award

Faith Kipyegon, the double Olympic 1,500m champion was named the LG Sport’s Personality for the month of August.

The mother-of-one successfully defended her 1500m gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games in a new Olympic record of 3:53.11, beating Great Britain’s Laura Muir and Netherland’s star Sifan Hassan.

Kipyegon went home with a state-of-the-art LG Artificial Intelligence washing machine worth Ksh92,000 and a glittering trophy engraved with her name.

Kipyegon, who was awarded by the LG Electronics Managing Director, Sa Nyoung Kim on Tuesday morning at her Global Sports Communication Training Camp in Kaptagat said the award will motivate her to more success ahead of next season.

“I am so surprised about this award. It has never happened before. Being the off season, Coach Patrick Sang called me and said that there is an urgent meeting. Little did I know I was to receive this award. It is an inspiration for me and my teammates at the camp,” Kipyegon said.

The LG Managing Director appreciated the partnership, saying that the electronic firm is committed to developing sports in the country.

“I am humbled to be at such a humble camp which has so many championships. LG and SJAK will continue working together to support and motivate sports personalities achieve their dreams,” LG boss Sa Nyoung Kim said.

Kipyegon was voted the best ahead of world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge, Peres Jepchirchir Olympics as well as Olympic 800m gold medalist Emmanuel Korir.

Also in the nominees were World Under-20 Walk champion Heristone Wanyonyi, 100m sensational Ferdinand Omanyala and World Under-20 800m champion Emmanuel Wanyonyi.

Kipyegon also becomes the third female athlete in 2021 to lay hands on the coveted award, previously won by the likes of Kipchoge, Geoffrey Kamworor, Mary Moraa, Milan marathon winner Titus Ekiru and the world marathon women champion Ruth Chepng’etich.

Kenya still rules the World in Athletics

Kenya asserted her supremacy in the World of Athletics by harvesting three gold medals on the last day of the World U20 Athletics Championships that has been happening at the Moi International Centre Kasarani.

On the last day (Sunday) of the five day event, Kenya clinched three gold medals to close up the championship with 16 medals (8 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze to top the medal standings, defending the overall title won three years ago in Tampere, Finland.

Purity Chepkirui started the gold rush by winning the women’s 1,500m title as compatriot Winnie Jemutai won bronze as Ethiopian Diribe Welteji who managed squeeze in between for a silver medal.

The youngster crossed the line in 4:16.07 with Jemutai taking bronze after clocking 4:18.89 while Welteji won silver after clocking 4:16.39.

Eyeing 2024 Olympic Games, Chepkirui said that she had planned to win a gold medal because it was her first championship after facing competition from Ethiopians.

“The Ethiopian gave me a hard time and the few spectators gave me more energy. I will be eyeing Olympic Games in 2024 in Paris. I have always been inspired by Faith Chepngetich whom we come from the same area,” Chepkirui said.

Seventeen year old Jemutai said that she is still young and has the opportunity to compete at the world under 20 championships in Cali, Colombia next year.

“I really wanted to win gold but it was not possible, therefore I have set my focus for the 2022 under 20 championships next year,” said Jemutai.

Emmanuel Wanyonyi gave Kenya gold in the 800m with Noah Kibet settling for bronze in one of the fastest time which lead to setting a new championships record of 1:43.76 ahead of Algeria’s Mohamed Ali Gouaned who timed 1:44.45 and Kibet for bronze in 1:44.88.

“I had too much pressure since everybody wanted to win. God helped me to win. I was also prepared to win gold for this country. When I was pushed, I thought that I should not give up and it worked for me but I did not think of losing the race but that determination was good for,” added Wanyonyi.

Compatriot Kibet who is 17 years old said that he will be aiming to run at the U20 championships next year in Cali, Colombia.

“I really wanted to win but the push and pull forced me to finish third but I have another chance for other championships in Colombia next year,” said Kibet.

Amos Serem ensured that Kenya dominance in 3,000m steeplechase was still intact when will remain in Kenya when he won the title in 8:30.72 ahead of Ethiopia’s Tadese Takele who settled for silver in 8:33.15 as Simon Koech took bronze in 8:34.79.

The overwhelmed Serem said that started to celebrate after jumping the last barrier.

“We had good plans with my compatriot (Koech) and I had to win the title after we were beaten during the Olympic Games and I wanted to bring glory back,” said Serem.

Kenya wrapped the championships with a bronze in men’s 4x400m relays.

GOLD MEDALLISTS

Benson Kiplangat –              5,000m men

Teresiah Muthoni Gateri-    3,000m women

Jackline Chepkoech-            3,000m steeplechase women

Heristone Wanyonyi-         10,000m race walk

Vincent Kiprop Kibet-          1,500m men

Purity Chepkirui-                   1,500m women

Emmanuel Wanyonyi-              800m men

Amos Serem-                          3,000m steeplechase men

SILVER MEDALLIST

Zenah Jemutai Yego-              3,000m women

BRONZE MEDALLIST

Levy Kbet-                               5,000m men

Faith Cherotich-                    3,000m steeplechase women

Sylvia Chelangat-                     400m- women

Noah Kibet-                               800m men

Winnie Jemutai-                     1,500m women

Simon Kibet Koech-               3,000m steeplechase men

4x400m relay men

Emmanuel Wanyonyi perfoms wonders for Kenya in 800m

Emmanuel Wanyonyi was on fire as he performed what was never expected to give Kenya the sixth gold medal at the ongoing World U20 Athletics Championships being held at Moi International Sports Centre  Kasarani Nairobi.

Wanyonyi, the form two student at Kosirai secondary school  won gold for the country as Noah Kibet settled for bronze in one of the fastest race with the winner coming home with a championships record of 1:43.76 ahead of Algeria’s Mohamed Ali Gouaned who timed 1:44.45 and Kibet for bronze in 1:44.88.

Wanyonyi said that they had a plan alongside Kibet to run as a team but there was too much of push and pull hence failing to work on their strategy for a 1-2 podium finish.

“As much as I have won the title, it wasn’t easy for. I had to work extra hard, pushing ahead to win,” said Wanyonyi.

He added that that the race had too much pressure since everybody wanted to win but Giod guided him to victory in one of the tough races of his life.

 

Noah Kibet and Emmanuel Wanyonyi sends warning to opponents in 800m race

Noah Kibet put smiles back to Kenyans as he commanded the entire 800m race heat one at the ongoing World U20 championships at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani, Nairobi.

Kibet took all the race splits from 200m to 700m to cross the line in 1:46..

He will be  joined at the semi-finals round with another outstanding Kenyan, Emmanuel Wanyonyi, who also commanded his fast paced race and pace to win the heat three (3) race in 1:46.51.