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Kibiwott wins Commonwealth 3000m steeplechase title

Kibiwott had to dig deep in the final 100m to fend of the upcoming Indian athlete, clocking 8:11.15.

In Summary

•Defending champion Consenslus Kipruto finished a disappointing sixth in 8:34.96

•Emily Ngii also contributed to Kenya’s medal haul after bagging the bronze medal in the women's 10km walk race.

 

Abraham Kibiwott clears a hurdle during a past 3000m steeplechase race
Abraham Kibiwott clears a hurdle during a past 3000m steeplechase race
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Abraham Kibiwott outsprinted India's Arvinash Sable to win the men's 3000m steeplechase title at the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

Kibiwott  had to dig deep in the final 100m to fend of the upcoming Indian athlete, clocking 8:11.15.

Sable posted a personal best of 8:11.20 as 2021 world under 20 champion Amos Serem settled for the bronze medal in 8:16.83.

Defending champion Consenslus Kipruto finished a disappointing sixth in 8:34.96

Emily Ngii also contributed to Kenya’s medal haul after bagging the bronze medal in the women's 10km walk race.

Ngii set a new African record of 43:50 as Australia's Jemima Montag defended her title by winning gold in a new games record of 42:34 as India's Priyanka took silver in 43:38.