Two-time Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon has won the first Gold for Kenya at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.
Kipyegon emerged winner in the Women’s 1500m Final after crossing the finish line at 3:52.96 ahead of Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia and Laura Muir of Britain won silver and bronze respectively.
Kipyegon reclaimed the tittle having lost it to Dutch Sifan Hassan during the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships.
Speaking after the sterling performance, Kipyegon noted that the race was tough, however, noting that she was well prepared.
“I am so glad to have reclaimed the title today because I really had to work hard for it. The competition was tight, but I had prepared well for the battle,” she said.
Faith Kipyegon has won the first gold medal for Kenya in the ongoing World Championships in Oregon, USA.
— Koech (@realkevin_koech) July 19, 2022
Following her victory in the 5:20 am race on Tuesday, July 19, Kipyegon becomes the first runner to win four medals in the championship.
She won gold in London (2017), Silver in Beijing (2015) and Doha (2019).
The win was received well by Kenyans who took to various social media platforms to congratulate Kipyegon for her win.
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Incredible performance! Congratulations Faith Kipyegon for winning Gold and regaining your world 1500M title. Well in Judith Korir and Stanley Mburu for clinching Silver on your respective races and Conseslus Kipruto’s Bronze. pic.twitter.com/BNmmRDxC0L
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) July 19, 2022
The 1500m legend, Faith Kipyegon.
Oh my, what a photo! pic.twitter.com/nVXGJZ9XhQ
— Dr Boni Khalwale, CBS (@KBonimtetezi) July 19, 2022
GOLD 🥇 at last! Congratulations to double Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon who delivered Kenya’s first Gold at the #WorldAthleticsChamps after winning the 1500m race on 3:52:96. The first woman to win FOUR 1500m women medals.#GoldRushKe🇰🇪 pic.twitter.com/3PAeKrNwBp
— Eric Njiru (@EricNjiiru) July 19, 2022
It's a Gold for Kenya. A well deserved win. Congratulations Faith Kipyegon for doing the country great. pic.twitter.com/XTT33yj4ne
— Musalia W Mudavadi (@MusaliaMudavadi) July 19, 2022
Well done, what a powerful finish by Faith Kipyegon to take the 1500 M Gold medal. Congratulations!
Keep running and keep inspiring our youth. #Oregon2022 pic.twitter.com/XBnVE6mNig
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) July 19, 2022
Congratulations Faith Kipyegon for winning Gold medal in 1500M race, you are a true champion. Many salutes to Conseslus Kipruto for toping up with a Bronze medal, I can't forget Stanley Mburu and Judith Korir for their sterling performance earlier in the tournament. pic.twitter.com/nrF4qp0YbM
— Governor Jackson Mandago, EGH (@GvnMandago) July 19, 2022
Faith Kipyegon wins women’s 1500m finals with a sterling performance! Congratulations are in order for winning Kenya’s first Gold Medal at the #WorldAthleticsChamps. You are indeed an inspiration to many. We are proud of you. 👏👏 #Oregon2022 pic.twitter.com/dCVBgkPHzy
— Governor Hassan Joho (@HassanAliJoho) July 19, 2022
Congratulations Faith Kipyegon for winning the women's 1500m race and bagging the first Gold🥇medal for 🇰🇪 in Oregon. Thank you for flying Kenya's flag high! pic.twitter.com/W8EMOXUvNf
— Prof. Kithure Kindiki 🇰🇪 (@kithurekindiki_) July 19, 2022
Hongera Faith Kipyegon for winning gold🥇 in women's 1500m and Conseslus Kipruto for securing bronze 🥉 in men's 3000m SC today at the ongoing World Athletic Championships in Oregon.
— Stephen Sang (@Araap_Sang) July 19, 2022
Faith Kipyegon can run the economy of this country for 5years without empty promises. What a dominance! Congratulations Faith Kipyegon, the queen of 1500m. pic.twitter.com/NCWVUPUZ55
— Ernesto Mkenya🇰🇪 (@ErnestoMkenya) July 19, 2022
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