Faith Kipyegon sacks a gold medal, within the women’s 1,500 meters category. Sifan Hassan settled for the bronze award. Kipyegon of Kenya held her title within the women’s 1,500 meters category. The dream of becoming a winner of an exceptional Olympic medal on Friday.
Sifan Hassan settled for the bronze medal in the tournament. While Britain’s Laura Muir took the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.
It was a quick race as Hassan moved. To the front with Kipyegon right behind her. But the Kenyan quickened to grab the lead. On the final lap and won in an Olympic record time of 3:53.11.
She came into the race as the newly-crowned 5,000m. In the Olympic Games as the winner. Then first of what she had trusted would be a hat-trick of golds. She also plans to compete within the 10,000m on Saturday.
Hassan drove for most of the race. But Kipyegon remained right with her. And never allowing the Dutchwoman to broaden the lead.
As they came towards the penultimate twist. They were running nearly bear to bear. Kipyegon soon found another equip, streaked past. So,
she’s equal and never looked back.
As the race entered its final extend, Hassan started to do so. In that win, Kipyegon proceeds with her noteworthy run. I0n major finals, she has either won or finished. The second at each major round of 1500m championship. Then, the last she has competed way back in 2015.
This win was particularly astounding as it came. After she had taken about two years. Off for the birth of her girl before coming back for the world championships. In Doha in 2019, where she won silver behind Hassan.
“I am so happy. It was something I didn’t really expect and I did it thank god. I am really happy,” Kipyegon said.
“It was a really fast race, I knew it would be going until the last lap. They are all strong. But I am so happy to have set the Olympic record.” she also added.