BY WILLIAM NJUGUNA
Rosefline Chepngetich gave Kenya their second gold medal yesterday after winning the 2,000m race at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing.
Chepngetich was in a class of her own as she cruised to victory in a time of 6:22.67 with Ethiopia’s Teklemaream Zwedesin settling for silver in 6:26.02. Hungry Toth Lii Ann went home with the bronze in 6:31.92
Chpengetich termed the race difficult and said the hot blistering conditions took a toll on her. “I must say it was a tough race. The Ethiopia girl kept up with me for the whole duration of the race but in the final 00m I was able to shake her off and win the race.” she added
Amos Kirui bagged silver in the boys 2,000m steeplechase. Kirui posted 5:40.29. Ethiopia’s Sidamo Wogere bagged the gold as he outsprinted Kirui in the home straight to win in a time of 5:38.42. Hicham Chemlal of Ethiopia went home with the bronze after a 5:40.94 run.
Wilfred Mbithe had to settle for silver in the girls 1,500m as Ethiopia went home with the gold. Mbithe clocked 4:17.91. Ethiopia ‘s Tesfaye Kokeb went home with the gold after recording 4:15.38 with Bahrain’s Gosa Dalila taking the bronze in a time of 4:18.36.
Courtesy of the-star.co.ke