In the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo, there are a lot of events. There are 43 medal events in individual events alone. But our team will have 10 athletes competing in only some of the events. These include men’s and women’s 20km race walk, men’s and women’s high jump, women’s pole vault, men’s hammer throw, men’s decathlon and women’s 110m hurdles and long jump. Even though there are fewer people on the team than other teams- don’t count us out! We still have a good chance at winning an Olympic medal!
It might be a stretch to call athletics the queen of all sports, but there will be 48 medals in Tokyo and it is impossible to keep track of them without some help.
There was a race in the Summer Olympic Games. Fait Kipyegon of Kenya ran. She set record at 3.53.11, which is great! Second place was Laura Muir from Great Britain with 3:55:86, and third was Siffan Hassan from Netherlands with 3:54:50 seconds.
- Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) 3:53.11
- Laura Muir (Great Britain) – 3:54.50
- Siphan Hassan (Netherlands) – 3:55.86
Other African wins
Born in the Netherlands to Ethiopian parents, Athlete Sifan Hassan won the 1500m race in an impressive time of 4:05.17 at the Tokyo Olympics.
Remarkably on her first loop she collided with one of her Ethiopian opponents and fell down but got up and finished ahead of all other competitors.