Kenya tops in IAAF World Championship

Kenya tops in IAAF World Championship

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Vivian Cheriyot after winning women 10,000m final in Beijing, China.

Kenya leads the World for the first time ever in this year’s IAAF World Championship after scooping a total of 16 medals in Beijing, China.

Kenya won 7 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze to finish top in the World Championship  after Asbel Kiprop closed the day with gold for Kenya and Elijah Motonei Manangoi settled for silver in the men’s 1500m final on Sunday..

Jamaica followed Kenya in Second position with 12 medals among them 7gold, 2siliver and 3 bronze.

USA was third with 5 gold,6 silver and 6 bronze to sum up the best three top countries in the World Championship.

Kenya’s medal list:



Men: David Rudisha (800m); Asbel Kiprop (1,500m); Nicholas Bett (400m hurdles); Ezekiel Kemboi (3,000m steeplechase); Julius Yego (Javelin)

Women: Vivian Cheruiyot (10,000m); Hyvin Kiyeng (3,000m steeplechase)


Men: Elijah Manangoi (1,500m); Caleb Mwangangi (5,000m), Geoffrey Kamworor (10,000m); Conseslus Kipruto (3,000m steeplechase)

Women: Faith Chepng’etich (1,500m); Helah Kiprop (marathon)


Men: Paul Tanui (10,000m), Brimin Kipruto (3,000m steeplechase)

Women: Eunice Sum (800m)