Tokyo Olympics: Cheruiyot bags Kenya silver in 1,500m


Tokyo Olympics: Cheruiyot bags Kenya silver in 1,500m

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  • Cheruiyot clocked 3:29.01, behind Jakob who timed 3:28.32 to bag the top honours as Great Britain's Josh Kerr settled for bronze in 3:29.05.

Timothy Cheruiyot bagged silver in the men’s 1,500m final to win Kenya her ninth medal at the Tokyo Olympics in a race won by Norwegian  Jakob Ingebrigsten.

Cheruiyot clocked 3:29.01, behind Jakob who timed 3:28.32 to bag the top honours as Great Britain’s Josh Kerr settled for bronze in 3:29.05.

Earlier on Kenya’s hope of breaking her hoodoo in the 10,000m went up in smoke after all her participants finished out of the medal bracket.

Kenya’s best performer Hellen Obiri placed fourth clocking 30: 24.27, her season’s personal best, behind eventual winner and pre-race favourire Sifan Hassan of Netherlands who timed 29:55.32. Kalkidan  Gezahegne and  Ethiopia’s Gidey Letesenbet came second and third in that order clocking 29:56.18 and 30:01.72 respectively.

Other Kenyans in the race Irine Cheptai and Sheila Chelangat finished sixth and 16 respectively.

Kenya has so far won 9 medals; 3 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze to rank 23 and will be aiming to add onto her tally Sunday morning in the men’s marathon.

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