After silencing Canada’s Marco Arop a week ago, Wyclife Kinyamal was it again and this time it was at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial that was held on Sunday (5) in Silesia, Poland, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting.
On paper this race was favoring former world record holder for the indoor 600m champion Michael Saruni and the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Patryk Dobek from Poland but it seems Kinyamal had his secret card hidden under the table as he trounced the two crossing the line in anew Meet record of 1:44.63.
Poland’s Kacper Lewalski another unfavorite took the second place in a new personal best of 1:44.84 with European U23 silver medallist Champion Daniel Rowden from Great taking bronze in 1:44.89 after a powerful kick that denied his country mate Jake Weightman a podium finish. Weightman finished fourth in a seasonal best of 1.44.89.
Saruni the race favorite finished a distant fifth in 1:44.04.
- Wycliffe Kinyamal (KEN) 1:44.63
- Kacper Lewalski (POL) 1:44.84
- Daniel Rowden (GRT) 1:44.89
- Jake Weightman (GRT) 1:44.97
- Michael Saruni (KEN) 1:44.04
World Athletics U20 3000m Champion Tadese Worku continued with his great shape in the 3000m at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial that was held on Sunday (5) in Silesia, Poland, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting.
Worku piped 3000m steeplechase gold medallist Soufiane El-Bakkali from Morocco who could not match the kicks of the young teenager.
The Ethiopian sensation took the race title when he crossed the line in a new Meet Record of 7:36.47 with El-Bakkali coming home in second in 7:37.18.
The 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games champion, Mohammed Tindouft closed the first three podium finishes in a new personal best of 7:38.92.
Ethiopia’s Haftu Teklu and Elzan Bibic from Serbia took fourth and fifth place in 7:39.62 (pb) and 7:39.95 respectively.
Kenya’s Mark Lomuket finished in a distant ninth place in 8:01.11.
- Tadese Worku (ETH) 7:36.47 MR
- Soufiane El-Bakkali (MOR) 7:37.18
- Mohammed Tindoufti (MOR) 7:38.92 PB
- Haftu Teklu (ETH) 7:39.62 PB
- Elzan Bibic (SER) 7:39.95
Olympic 10,000m champion Selemon Barega will battle for honors with Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco in the 3000m race at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial that will be held on Sunday (5) in Silesia, Poland, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting.
Barega who was beaten last week in Lausanne Diamond League by the Olympic 1500m champion Jacob Ingebrigtsen will come face to face with the Tokyo 3000m steeplechase champion El Bakkali, who in his last engagement at the Diamond league meet got injured when he hit the first water barrier.
The 25 year-old ended Kenya’s rules over the water barrier race when he beat them at the just concluded Tokyo 2020.
The two will be squaring off over 3000m in a field that includes rising star Tadese Worku of Ethiopia, the world U20 champion, and Abel Kipsang from Kenya, who finished fourth in the Olympic 1500m final.