‘Mama’s Run’ Kipyegon wins 1,500m for third time…”I’m the strongest”

Faith Kipyegon (29-KEN), a mother of a five-year-old daughter, won her third gold medal in the women’s 1,500 meters at the World Athletics Championships.메이저사이트

Kipyegon won the women’s 1,500-meter final in 3:54.87 at the World Athletics Championships 2023 at the Budapest National Stadium in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday.

Kipyegon, who became champion in the event at the 2017 London Games, gave birth to a daughter, Arlene, in June 2018.

Kipyegon’s husband is Timothy Kitum, 28, a bronze medalist in the men’s 800 meters at the 2012 London Olympics.

Kipyegon returned to the track in 2019 and finished second behind Sifan Hassan (30-Netherlands) at that year’s World Championships in Doha.

After returning to the top of the podium at last year’s World Championships in Eugene, Kipyegon made it two in a row in Budapest this year, winning her third gold medal in the women’s 1,500 meters.

Only one other athlete, Kipyegon, has won the women’s 1,500 meters at the World Championships more than three times.

Kipyegon also won back-to-back Olympic titles in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and Tokyo in 2021.

His confidence grew after he won the Rome-Firenze Diamond League on June 3 this year in 3:49.11, shaving 0.96 seconds off the world record of 3:50.07 set by Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) in 2015.

Diribe Weltezi (21-Ethiopia) was second on the day in 3:55.69, followed by Hassan in 3:56.00.

Hassan won both the women’s 1,500 meters and 10,000 meters at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, becoming a double champion at the event.

At the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, she won gold in the women’s 5,000 and 10,000 meters and bronze in the 1,500 meters.

At last year’s World Championships in Eugene, she showed signs of physical strain, finishing sixth in the 5,000 meters and fourth in the 10,000 meters.

In the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final, Soufiane El Bakali (27-Morocco) defeated Lamecha Girma (22-Ethiopia), who holds the world record (7:52.11), to win his second straight title.

Bakali finished the race in 8:03:53, while Girma crossed the line in 8:05:44.

Laurauga Tausaga, 25, became the first American to win a world championship in the women’s discus.

Tausaga bettered her personal best of 69m49 (previous 65m46) by 4m03 on the day to win ahead of Valerie Alman (28-USA) in 69m23.

Defending champion Bin Feng (29-China) was third with a throw of 68m20.

“Many people are suffering from the fires on Maui,” said Tausaga, who is from Hawaii. I pray for them,” Tausaga said, adding, “I hope my joy today can bring a little comfort to Hawaii.”


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