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THREE QUALIFY

Cheruiyot, Kipsang qualify for 1,500m final in Birmingham

In the men's 200m Dan Kiviasi, Mike Mokamba and Hesbon Omollo qualified for the semifinals slated for Friday.

In Summary

•Cheruiyot will be aiming to bounce back from a disappointing performance at the World Championships in Oregon, where he finished sixth.

•Kenya's third participant in the event Kumari Taki Did Not participate due to an anti-doping violation and has been sent home from the championships.

Kenya's Timothy Cheruiyot with Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway in a past race
Kenya's Timothy Cheruiyot with Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway in a past race
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Commonwealth Games silver 1,500m silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot and world Indoor bronze medallist Abel Kipsang romped to the final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Cheruiyot, a former world champion in the event, posted 3:37.82 in Heat One as Oliver Hoare of Australia carried the day in 3:37.57.

Jake Heyward of Wales came third in 3:37.83 as Josh Kerr of Scotland qualified for the final after being placed fourth in 3:37.84.

England's Eliot Giles came fifth in 3:37.98 while Canada's William Paulson was sixth in 3:38.36. South Africa's Mafoi Ryan completed the qualifiers list to the final in 3:42.92

Cheruiyot will be aiming to bounce back from a disappointing performance at the World Championships in Oregon, where he finished sixth.

Kipsang was placed third in his heat in 3:48.63 as world champion Jake Wightman of Scotland topped the heat in 3:48.34. Englands's Matthew Stonier was placed second in 3:48.50.

Other qualifiers included Neil Gourley of Scotland in 3:48.64 alongside Samuel Tanner of New Zealand in 3:48.65.

Kenya's third participant in the event, Kumari Taki Did Not Start due to an anti-doping violation and has been sent home from the championships.

In the men's 200m, Dan Kiviasi, Mike Mokamba and Hesbon Omollo qualified for the semifinals slated for Friday.

Kiviasi posted 20.76 seconds to win in Heat 7, beating Alexander Nasir Taib from Malaysia to second place in 21.19. The duo claimed the automatic places in the semis.

Mokamba finished second in 20.82 secs in Heat 3 to automatically qualify for the semi-finals. Briton Zharnel Hughes won the heat in 20.30 secs.

Ochieng who finished fifth in his heat also qualified as one of the fastest losers when he timed at 21.30. Ghana's Joseph Amoah won the heat in 20.58