Good moments for Faith Kipyegon as she downs Sifan Hassan to win her 1500 metres heat

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Faith Kipyegon won her heat easily as she lead from the start upto the end.The Kenyan world record holder in both 1500 metres and 5000 metres was in her world as she clocked 3.55.14 minutes to comfortably win the heat ahead if her rival Sifan Hassan who finished third to qualify for the finals of the competition.

Another Kenyan who won the race is Nelly Chepchirchir, the 20 year old Kenyan was amazing as she won her heat in a heavily contested affair. It was an amazing run for the Kenyan who was making a debut in the senior world championship in Budapest. We wish them all the best ahead in the coming competitions.

Daniel Ebenyo Simiu has been a rising star in 10,000 metres since his junior championships participation. The Kenyan has been making a huge impact in the competition finishing on the podium on a number of times.Yesterday,Daniel Ebenyo Simiu became the first Kenyan athlete to win a medal for the country after finishing third in 10,000 metres.Simiu joins the winners on the podium and will now earn himself millions for his amazing performances.

According to the world championship organisers, each athlete who finishes above 8th is entitled to a reward for his or her performances. For Daniel Simiu, he will be taking home 22,000 US dollars which is equivalent to 2.9 million Kenyan shillings. We take this opportunity to congratulate him for his amazing performance. On the other hand,Faith Kipyegon will be hoping to qualify for the finals of the 5000 metres after she qualified for the 1500 metres yesterday. The world record holder will be up against Sifan Hassan in the race.We wish her all the best ahead.


Africa is proud of Letsile Tebogo who finished third with a record 9.88 seconds finish at the world championship in Budapest.The 20 year old speedster did everything possible to become the first African 100 metres athlete to win a medal in the 100 metres in a world championship.Tebogo and Ferdinand Omanyala were in the final of the competition as both finished above the 8 slots that were to be rewarded by the world championship.

Letsile Tebogo finished third to win the silver medal while Ferdinand Omanyala had a disappointing evening in office after finishing seventh.He was not the only disappointed star as Fred Kerley also failed to make it to the finals of the competition while Akane Sambine was disqualified.

Letsile Tebogo will be taking home a mouthwatering deal of 22,000 US dollars for winning the silver medal while Ferdinand Omanyala will take home 6,000 US dollars. It is an amazing performance for the Africans as one of us from Botswana managed to get a medal in 100 metres. Initially, the race was dominated by Jamaican athletes and the United States of America. It is a huge statement heading to Oregon diamond league championships next month.

We wish both Akane Sambine, Ferdinand Omanyala and Ledsile Tebogo success next month. What is your take on the performances of the Africans in Budapest so far?Let us know your thoughts on the comments section below. For more news updates tap on the follow link on the top right corner if you haven't done so to receive more news.

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