Kinyamal rewrites history with successful Commonwealth 800m defense

Kinyamal rewrites history with successful Commonwealth 800m defense

Kinyamal was bold enough to go with about 220 meters to go, Australia’s Peter Bol breathing down his neck but the Kenyan put his foot down, racing to the gold medal in a time of 1 minute 47.52 while Bol settled for silver in 1:47.66

Kinyamal has now won the 2018 and 2022 Commonwealth titles

Wycliffe Kinyamal rewrote the history books when he became the first man to retain the Commonwealth Games 800m title on Sunday evening at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, England.

Kinyamal was bold enough to go with about 220 meters to go, Australia’s Peter Bol breathing down his neck but the Kenyan put his foot down, racing to the gold medal in a time of 1 minute 47.52 while Bol settled for silver in 1:47.66

England’s Ben Pattison claimed the bronze medal in 1:48.25

Earlier, Kenya’s bid for medals in the women’s 1500m final flopped when Edina Jebitok and Winny Chebet finished in ninth and twelfth positions respective. Jebitok timed 4:08.33 while Chebet was last in 4:15.48.

Scotland’s Laura Muir won this race in 4:02.75 for the gold with Northern Ireland’s Ciara Meegan and Australia’s Abbey Caldwell taking the silver and bronze in 4:04.14 and 4:04.79 respectively.

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