Chebet, Kimanyal Wins Gold For Kenya

Kinyamal defended his 800m title from the start, finishing in 1:47.52. Bob Pattison of England took bronze in 1:48.25, Peter Bol of Australia took silver in 1:47.66.

Beatrice Chebet, the world silver medalist in the 5,000m, and defending 800m champion Wycliffe Kinyamal both won gold medals in their respective races at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Saturday night.

Chebet held off Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion Eilish McColgan of Scotland with 250m to go for a season-best time of 14:38.21. McColgan won silver in 14:42.14, a season-best for the Scot, while Selah Busienei finished third in 14:48.24, a personal best.

Kinyamal defended his 800m title from the start, finishing in 1:47.52. Bob Pattison of England took bronze in 1:48.25, Peter Bol of Australia took silver in 1:47.66.

Kimanyal who led from the start withstood a stiff sprinting threat from Australia’s Peter Bol to defend his title in a time of one minute and 47.52 seconds in front of a packed Alexandria Stadium.

Kimanyal led the pack of eight athletes at the bell and waited for a challenge from anyone in the race before making his move in the final 200m curve where he sprinted to the finishing line as Bol and the rest chased behind.

Wiseman Were, Mike Mokamba, William Ryan, and Boniface Mweresa of Kenya won the 4x400m bronze medal in 3:02.41, a season’s best time.