Cheruiyot makes final Team Kenya list for Olympics
- World 1500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot has been entered in Kenya’s final track and field team for Tokyo Olympics in a few changes made to the team announced last month
- Cheruiyot who was fourth at the Kenyan Olympic trials last month will now join Charles Simotwo and Abel Kipsang who placed first and third respectively at the trials
World 1500m champion Timothy Cheruiyot has been entered in Kenya’s final track and field team for Tokyo Olympics that includes a few more tweaks on the team announced last month.
Cheruiyot who was fourth at the Kenyan Olympic trials last month will now join Charles Simotwo and Abel Kipsang who placed first and third respectively at the trials.
Cheruiyot, a hot favourite for gold in the mile race in Tokyo, replaces Kamar Etyang who was second in the trials but was omitted after failing to meet anti-doping rule requirements.
US-based Moitalel Mpoke (400m hurdles) will also not compete at the Tokyo Games for the same reason as Etyang.
Race walkers; Samuel Gathimba (men) and Emily Ngii (women) who were in the initial team have also been dropped having failed to attain World Athletics qualification in their respective events.
The duo did not make it after ranking outside the entry requirement of 60 upon the closure of the qualification window on June 29.
Team Kenya for Tokyo Games
400m:- Hellen Syombua
800m:- Mary Moraa, Eunice Sum, Emily Cherotich
1,500m:- Faith Chepng’etich, Winny Chebet, Edinah Jebitok
3,000m steeplechase:- Beatrice Chepkoech, Hyvin Kiyeng, Purity Cherotich
5,000m:- Lilian Kasait, Hellen Obiri, Agnes Tirop
10,000m:- Hellen Obiri, Irene Cheptai, Sheila Chelangat
Marathon:- Bridget Kosgei, Ruth Chepngetich, Peres Chepchirchir
100m:- Ferdinand Omanyala, Mark Otieno
400m:- Emmanuel Korir
High Jump:- Mathew Sawe
Javelin:- Julius Yego
800m:- Michael Saruni, Ferguson Rotich, Emmanuel Korir
1,500m:- Charles Simotwo, Abel Kipsang, Timothy Cheruiyot
3,000m steeplechase:- Abraham Kibwott, Leonard Bett, Benjamin Kigen
5,000m:- Nicholas Kimeli, Daniel Simiu, Samuel Chebole
10,000m:- Geoffrey Kamworor, Rodgers Kwemoi, Weldon Kipkurui
Marathon:- Eliud Kipchoge, Amos Kipruto, Lawrence Cherono
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