GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA– Wycliff Kinyamal shocked many after winning Kenya’s first gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games here Thursday in the men’s 800 metres final.
Kinyamal who was making his debut in the Games cruised to victory in one minute 45.11 seconds to finish ahead of Kyle Langford of England to give athletics power Kenya its first gold.
Langford, who clocked 1:45.16, was followed home in third place by Luke Mathews of Australia.
Meanwhile, former 400m hurdles world champion Nicholas Bett and his sibling Aaron Kipchumba lost in the final at Caracca stadium. Nicholas Bett finished in eighth position after timing 51.00 seconds while Kipchumba clocked 50.02 seconds to finish sixth.
The race was won by Kyron McMaster of British Virgin Islands, who clocked 48.25 seconds, ahead of Jeffery Gibson of Bahamas.
In Friday, Conseslus Kipruto will be seeking to win Kenya’s second gold medal when he lines up in the 3000m steeplechase together with Abraham Kibiwott and Amos Kirui. Javelin world champion Julius Yego will also be in action.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK