Kiplimo wins second gold medal at Commonwealth Games

Jacob Kiplimo

Jacob Kiplimo bagged another gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Kiplimo powered to the finish line on the home stretch to claim the 5000m gold to complete a long-distance double at the games.

The Ugandan ran a season-best 13:8.08 to leave the Kenyan duo of Nicolas Kimeli and Jacob Krop settling for silver and bronze respectively.

The three had assumed a huge lead from the rest of the field, but when they reached the final bend, Kiplimo who was in third at the time, had a better finishing kick going past the Kenyans to claim gold.

The World Championship bronze medalist had earlier won the 10,000m gold.

The 21-year-old replicates past performances of Joshua Cheptegei (2018 Gold Coast) and Moses Kipsiro (2010 Delhi) to have won both the 5000m and 10,000m gold at the same games.

In total, Uganda has registered five medals, three of these are gold and two bronze.


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