The experience reigned on the fourth day of the World Championships, with Kenyan runner Faith Kipyegon and Venezuelan triple jumper Yulimar Rojas being among the Olympic champions who topped the podium in Eugene, Oregon on Tuesday.
Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco added to her victory in Tokyo in the 3,000 meter hurdles by ending Kenya’s dominance at the World Cup, while Mutaz Barshim from Qatar had gold in the high jump this time.
Kipyegon, the winner of the last two Olympic titles in the 1,500m, finished in an incredible time of three minutes, 52.96 seconds to regain his world crown.
Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay took silver while Laura Muir, second at the Tokyo Olympics, won bronze to collect Britain’s first prize at the championships. “I have to say I’m grateful for my second gold medal,” said Kipyegon, who won the title in 2017 and won silver in 2019, a year after having a baby.
Rojas dominated the triple jump from start to finish, winning gold after jumping 15.47m and securing the third world title in a row.
Jamaican Shanieka Ricketts collected the second world silver in a row while the American Tori Franklin delighted the locals by winning bronze. In the hurdle race, El Bakkali produced a tactical champion team to win its first world title and keep Kenya from the top spot for the first time since 2005.
Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma, silver medalist in Tokyo, finished second, while world champion Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya won the bronze in 2019. Qatar Barshim, who was famous for sharing gold at the Olympics with Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi last year, won an unprecedented third world title. series after reaching the 2.37 m world title easily.
World champion Woo Sang-hyeok from South Korea took silver and Andriy Protsenko from Ukraine won bronze. Two-time Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam from Belgium defeated Dutch rival Anouk Vetter in the last breath and regained his world title in jigsaw. Vetter, who finished behind Thiam in Tokyo, had to settle for silver again while American Anna Hall won bronze.
In the morning, Gotytom Gebreslase won the women’s marathon in the two-hour, 18.11-minute world championships and secured another Ethiopian marathon title in Eugene after Tamirat Tola won the men’s race on Sunday.
“Tola’s victory yesterday encouraged me a lot today,” said Gebreslase, who finished ahead of Kenya’s Judith Korir while Israel’s Lonah Salpeter secured bronze.
Three Japanese athletes and one coach tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the delegation to 15.
The organizers have made it a must for all workers, technical and health workers and the media to wear masks indoors as a precautionary measure.
There is no substitute for an experience where Olympic champions win world gold – SABC News
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