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Kenyan steeplechase sovereigns going for a platform clear in Tokyo

Kenyan steeplechase sovereigns going for a platform clear in Tokyo

The ladies’ 3000m steeplechase race at the Tokyo Olympics is turning out to be a Kenyan undertaking if the new exhibitions are anything to pass by.

Since the presentation of the race at the Olympics in 2008, a Kenyan competitor is yet to pack a gold award at the Games.

Kenya has entered a solid field containing the authoritative best on the planet and world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech, the 2015 title holder Hyvin Kiyeng and the 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Purity Kirui.

Kiyeng who took a silver decoration at the Rio Games in 2016 had a lethargic beginning to the season completing fourth at the Doha Diamond League prior to rediscovering her structure to win the Kenyan preliminaries last month.

The 29-year-old would likewise get consecutive triumphs at the Stockholm and Monaco Diamond League gatherings edging Chepkoech in every one of the three events.

“Indeed, it is genuine my exhibition at the Diamond League has been acceptable, anyway the Olympics will be a very surprising stage. A title is an open occasion and anyone can convey the day. It is just upon us to fill in collectively,” said Kiyeng.

Kenyan steeplechase sovereigns going for a platform clear in Tokyo

By Gilbert Kiprotich For Citizen Digital

time refreshed Published on: July 29, 2021 14:17 (EAT)

Beatrice Chepkoech en route to winning the steeplechase at the IAAF Diamond League meeting …

Beatrice Chepkoech en route to winning the steeplechase at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco (PHOTO/Philippe Fitte)

In Summary

Kenya has entered a solid field involving the authoritative best on the planet and world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech, the 2015 best on the planet Hyvin Kiyeng and the 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Purity Kirui.

Kenyan-conceived Winfred Yavi of Bahrain who as of late positioned third at the Monaco Diamond will likewise fight it out for a platform finish.

The ladies’ 3000m steeplechase race at the Tokyo Olympics is turning out to be a Kenyan undertaking if the new exhibitions are anything to pass by.

Since the presentation of the race at the Olympics in 2008, a Kenyan competitor is yet to pack a gold award at the Games.

Kenya has entered a solid field involving the authoritative best on the planet and world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech, the 2015 best on the planet Hyvin Kiyeng and the 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Purity Kirui.

Kiyeng who took a silver decoration at the Rio Games in 2016 had a lethargic beginning to the season completing fourth at the Doha Diamond League prior to rediscovering her structure to win the Kenyan preliminaries last month.

The 29-year-old would likewise get consecutive triumphs at the Stockholm and Monaco Diamond League gatherings edging Chepkoech in every one of the three events.

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“Indeed, it is genuine my exhibition at the Diamond League has been acceptable, anyway the Olympics will be a very surprising stage. A title is an open occasion and anyone can convey the day. It is just upon us to fill in collectively,” said Kiyeng.

Subsequent to taking on a supporting role to Kiyeng in the new past, Chepkoech revealed she has been fighting a hamstring injury while guaranteeing her fans that she is currently prepared for Tokyo Games.

Chepkoech who completed fourth at the 2016 Games said she is peering toward a platform finish in Tokyo, her second appearance at the Summer Games.

“During the preliminaries I had a hamstring injury and that is the reason I picked an alternate methodology at the Diamond League since I was all the while nursing the injury. I’m glad right now I am nearly recovering my full wellness.

“My objective is to get a gold award however we will likewise attempt to function collectively and ideally we will pack the three decorations passing by our preparation.” Chepkoech said.

Kiyeng and Chepkoech will have a considerable countryman in Kirui who is making her return in Kenya’s group with an abundance of involvement.

The competitor who turns 30 a long time said the threesome are the smartest option to get back the subtle gold.

“I think this is the best group at any point gathered to address Kenya. With Chepkoech and Hyvin I can guarantee you we will get back the awards,” she said.

Kenyan-conceived Winfred Yavi of Bahrain who as of late positioned third at the Monaco Diamond will likewise fight it out for a platform finish.

Olympic bronze medallist Emma Coburn of the US can’t be controlled out of the platform either, continually being a decoration competitor in major occasions.

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