Kenya Bags First Gold Medals in Beijing

Kenya's Vivan Cheruiyot and Ezekiel Kemboi on Monday won gold medals in the women's 10,000 metre race and the men's 3000m steeplechase respectively.

In just under 20 minutes, the country recorded a total of five medals in the ongoing IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

Cheruiyot won Kenya's first gold medal before Kemboi led a clean sweep of Kenyan athletes scooping position one to four in a race that Kenya is yet to lose in all major championships.

Kemboi made history becoming the first athlete to win four consecutive gold medals in the 3,000m steeplechase race.

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He was followed by Conseslus Kipruto while Brimin Kipruto and Jairus Birech ran away with the third and fourth positions respectively.

Kenya is now at the top of the medal standing with a total of six medals followed by Jamaica with three then Britain coming third collecting 2 medals.

The country anticipates more medals from the likes of the 800 metres World Champion David Rudisha and fast rising javelin thrower Julius Yego also expected to make Kenya proud among other athletes in the Kenyan team.

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