They have made historical Athletics championships of 2014, in the worldwide Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Hampden Park Stadium. Here’s a list and names of their great work.
The following are the 6 Gold Medalist Champions (Women only).
1 • Eunice Chepkoech Sum. (800 m)
2 • Purity Cherotich Kirui. (3000 m SC)
3 • Mercy Cherono. (5,000 m)
4 • Joyce Chepkirui. (10,000 m)
5 • Faith Chepng’etich. (1,500 m)
6 • Flomena Cheyech Daniel (Marathon)
Irene Jelagat, Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon, Mercy Cherono and Hellen Onsando Obiri set a new world record of 16:33.58 in the Women’s 4×1500 metres relay.
What The Ladies Said…
Mercy Cherono said:
“I was on a mission here to win a medal and I have done it. The race was nice despite the heavy rains here. I am happy of what has happened and we are waiting to see if we can do the same in Morocco at the Africa championships next week. The England athlete was very strong as tested her several times.
Cherono says she loves Kenya with passion and the hairstyle will inspire her.
“I do this for the love of my country. I am proud to be a Kenyan”.
“I will now set my focus on the Africa Championships to see if I can improve on the silver medal I won in Benin. I thank Jepkosgei for the far she has guided me.”
“I am the African champion, but I have never really won a big championship like this”.
According to IAAF, website…
For this first time in Commonwealth Games history, Kenya claimed a clean sweep of the medals in the women’s 10,000m. Florence Kiplagat, Joyce Chepkirui and Emily Chebet broke clear with six laps remaining and they were still locked together with just 200m left. Then, former world cross-country and world half marathon champion Kiplagat made a kick for home.
Ladies 1-2-3 Sweeps
Purity Cherotich Kirui, Milcah Chemos Cheywa and Joan Kipkemoi has made us Kalenjins happy, proud and successful by bringing home Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals respectively after winning 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow in Women 3,000 meters Steeplechase.
Kenyans Joyce Chepkirui, Florence Kiplagat and Emily Chebet blew the field away for a clean sweep of the women’s 10,000m medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Tuesday.
History is bound to change, so let us wait and see what future holds for our Kalenjin ladies and men too.