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Wilson Chumo the first Kenyan Olympic Medallist passes on

Kenya’s first ever Olympic Games silver medallist in 800m race, Wilson Kiprugut Chumo has passed on after collapsing at his home  in Kericho County on Tuesday.

The 84 year-old died on Tuesday after he was rushed to Siloam Hospital in Kericho town where he passed on shortly after being admitted.

Chumo’s death was confirmed by Athletics Kenya president Jack Tuwei who relayed the information on Wednesday through a press release said, “We are deeply saddened by the death of one of Kenya’s pioneering athletes, Wilson Chumo Kiprugut. The renowned Kenyan sprints and middle-distance legend passed away in Kericho County on Tuesday evening after a long illness.”