Video: Chemutai Settles For Bronze After Fall

Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai has won bronze after finishing third in the 3000m Steeplechase final at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The Olympic Champion could have had a good go at Gold but fell when she crashed over the barrier.

But she showed a strong heart to fight on before coming home in a time of 9 minutes and 23.24 seconds.

Kenya’s Jackline Chepkoech won gold in 9:15.68 while Elizabeth Bird from England picked Silver.

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Chemutai was the favourite going into Friday’s final and she had exchanged the lead with Kenya’s Chepkoech as the two burnt the field to create a reasonable gap.

Chemutai who finished 11th in Oregon a month back, looked to be in control of proceedings only to go down when trying to clear a barrier with about two laps to go.

And she was outpaced by Bird before coming third to win her third medal having won Silver at the 2018 World U20 Championships in Tampere.

It’s the fourth medal for Uganda at the ongoing World Athletics Championships after Jacob Kiplimo and Victor Kiplangat won gold. boxer Teddy Nakimuli is already guaranteed of a medal after getting a bye to the semifinals.

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