Commonwealth Games: Chemutai wins bronze despite fall


Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai has won bronze in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Olympic gold medalist was good for Commonwealth gold but fell when she crashed over the barrier.

Chemutai however showed resilience to fight on into the medal bracket and came home in a time of 9:23.24.

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

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

Chemutai who fell short in the World Championships a month ago was in control of the race but fell down when trying to clear a barrier with about two laps to go.

It’s the fourth medal for Uganda at the games after Jacob Kiplimo (2) and Victor Kiplangat who won gold.

Meanwhile, boxer Teddy Nakimuli is already guaranteed a medal after getting a bye to the semifinals.


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