Kenya bags 10 medals; two gold, five silver and three bronze in the World Championships in Oregon

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Mary Moraa poses with Kenyan flag (photo credit)
Mary Moraa poses with Kenyan flag (photo credit)

Moraa, Krop bag medals for Kenya on the final day of World championships in Oregon.

Jacob Krop bagged silver after finishing second in the 5000m final as World Athletic Championships came to an end in Oregon, USA.

Krop clocked a winning time of 13:09:32 to gift Kenya its fifth silver medal of the world championships.

Jacob Ingrebrigsten of Norway won the race after posting a time of 13:09:24 while Uganda’s Oscar Chelimo settled for bronze after clocking 13:10:20.

Nichols Kimeli and Daniel Simiu finished 7th and 10th respectively as Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei settled for the 9th position.

Krop (photo credit)
Krop (photo credit)

Elsewhere, Mary Moraa claimed bronze in the 800m final after clocking a personal best of 1:56:71 while Athing MU of USA posted a winning time of 1:56:30 to claim the world title.

Great Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson bagged silver after finishing the race in 1:56:38.

Kenya ended the championships with a total of 10 medals; two gold, five silver and three bronze.

Kenya’s gold medals were won by Faith Kipyegon and Emmanuel Korir in the 1500m and 800m respectively.

By Edi Mulindo