Nairobi — Jackline Chepkoech tore the sphere aside as she clinched Kenya’s second gold medal on the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham, clocking a brand new Video games File time of 9:15.68 to clinch the ladies’s steeplechase title on Friday night time.
Chepkoech, the 2021 World Underneath-20 Champion was Kenya’s lone consultant within the race after damage barred Celiphine Chespol from competing and she or he did justice to the flag, throwing down a dominant show to earn her first senior victory.
The Kenyan had been operating facet by facet with Olympic champion Peruth Chemutai exchanging leads, however the latter’s unlucky journey and fall off a barrier within the penultimate lap was a blessing in disguise for the Kenyan as she earned extra floor on her lead.
Chemutai was a spent pressure heading in to the house stretch and this allowed home-girl Elizabeth Hen to dash past her for silver in a private finest time of 9:17.79 whereas the Ugandan earned bronze, clocking 9:23.24.
The damage from the autumn noticed her taken out of the monitor on a wheelchair after laboring to complete for a medal.
Within the race, Chepkoech should have watched the successor of her Underneath-20 title Religion Cherotich on Thursday night time in Cali, Colombia, as she tore her web page off her tactic e-book.
Similar to the 17-year outdated Cherotich did, Chepkoech blazed away to a sizeable lead straight from the gun with Uganda’s Chemutai operating alongside.
The 2 ran facet by facet for many of the race till the penultimate lap when the Ugandan fell off.
Chepkoech used the chance to press tougher on the gasoline pedals to cross the end line in a brand new file time.