Chepchirchir through to 800m final at World U20 Athletics Championships

Chepchirchir through to 800m final at World U20 Athletics Championships

Chepchirchir, who has recorded a personal best of 55.77 seconds in the 800m and 4 minutes 11.91 seconds in the 1500m barely advanced after clinching third in semifinal two in a time of 2 minutes 02.03 seconds, just 0.03 seconds off her personal best.

Nelly Chepchirchir file photo

Kenya's Nelly Chepchirchir will compete in the women's 800m final at the World U20 Athletics Championships in Cali, Colombia.

Chepchirchir, who has recorded a personal best of 55.77 seconds in the 800m and 4 minutes 11.91 seconds in the 1500m barely advanced after clinching third in semifinal two in a time of 2 minutes 02.03 seconds, just 0.03 seconds off her personal best.

Britain’s Abigail Ives edged USA’s Juliette Whittaker by two thousandths of a second in 2:01.92 to win this semifinal.

.Switzerland’s Audrey Werro led from the front to win the first semifinal in 2:01.25 ahead of Slovenia’s Veronika Sadek. 

In the third semifinal USA’s Roisin Willis made no mistake, leading all the way and kicking off the front to win in 2:02.49.

The final will be run at 2.10am EAT on Thursday 4 August 2022. 

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