Faith Kipyegon delivers 1500m World Championship Gold

Faith Kipyegon delivers 1500m World Championship Gold

Faith Kipyegon is the 2017 IAAF World Championship Gold medalist after beating a strong pack in the 1500m final in london on Monday evening.

From the start, Kipyegon matched pace with crowd favorite Laura Muir who raced to the front before Sifa Hassan took charge in the final lap. Kipyegon kept tabs with Hassan and the two managed to create a sizeable lead with 200m to go.

Kipyegon then closed on Hassan in the final 50m before unleashing final kick to win the gold. The Olympic champion clocked  4:02.59  to add Kenya her second gold in the championships.

USA's Jennifer Simpson took bronze on 4:02.76 while South African Caster Semenya grabbed bronze from Laura Muir on the line.

Kipyegon has now won the Olympic, Commonwealth and World Championship golds.

Day 4 Medal Standings 

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States UNITED STATES 2 5 2 9
2 Kenya KENYA 2 1 2 5
3 Ethiopia ETHIOPIA 1 2 0 3
4 South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 1 0 2 3
5 Venezuela VENEZUELA 1 0 1 2
5 Jamaica JAMAICA 1 0 1 2
5 Poland POLAND 1 0 1 2
8 Greece GREECE 1 0 0 1
8 Bahrain BAHRAIN 1 0 0 1
8 Belgium BELGIUM 1 0 0 1
8 Great Britain & N.I. GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. 1 0 0 1
8 New Zealand NEW ZEALAND 1 0 0 1
8 Lithuania LITHUANIA 1 0 0 1
14 Uganda UGANDA 0 1 0 1
14 Sweden SWEDEN 0 1 0 1
14 Authorised Neutral Athlete AUTHORISED NEUTRAL ATHLETE 0 1 0 1
14 Colombia COLOMBIA 0 1 0 1
14 Cote D'ivoire COTE D'IVOIRE 0 1 0 1
14 Germany GERMANY 0 1 0 1
14 Pr Of China PR OF CHINA 0 1 0 1
21 Netherlands NETHERLANDS 0 0 2 2
22 Hungary HUNGARY 0 0 1 1
22 Tanzania TANZANIA 0 0 1 1
22 Croatia CROATIA 0 0 1 1
22 Cuba CUBA 0 0 1 1
22 Kazakhstan KAZAKHSTAN 0 0 1 1

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