Monday, August 6, 2012

Milcah Chemos finishes fourth Zaripova wins

Kenya finished out of the medal brackets in the women’s 3000m steeplechase final at the ongoing London Olympics on Monday night.
Milcah Chemos battled to the finish with Ethiopia’s Sofia Assefa coming fourth in a time of 9:09.88 while compatriot Mercy Njoroge finished a distant tenth posting a time of 9:26.73.   
The race was won by Russia’s Yuliya Zaripova in a time of 9:6.72 ahead of Tunisia’s Habiba Ghribi who clocked 9:08.37. Third place went to Ethiopia’ Sofia Assefa clocking 9:09.84.

Kenya has so far won one gold (Ezekiel Kemboi), two silver (Priscah Jeptoo and Sally Kipyego) and two bronze (Vivian Cheruiyot and Abel Mutai) medals to be ranked third in Africa.  

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