Kenya’s Emmanuel Kipkuruii Korir won the 800m at the Tokyo Olympics. Second place went to his compatriot Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich.
- Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir of Kenya 1:45.06
- Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich (Kenya) – 1:45.23
- Patryk Dobek (Poland) – 1:45.39
Kenyan runner, Emmanuel Korir, captured the gold medal in the men’s 800m event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Kenya has won gold in the 800m at 3 Olympics. The first time was by Wilfred Bonghei. London and Rio de Janeiro were won by David Rudisha. Rudisha is the holder of the world and Olympic distance record (1:40.91) set at the 2012 London Olympics.
A man from Georgia who shoots balls with a big metal thing called a “putter” has been suspended for breaking an anti-doping rule. He will not be able to go to the Olympics in Tokyo.
Doping is when you put things in your body that are not supposed to be there. A sample of the athlete’s blood was taken and it had three different drugs in it. The athlete has the right to ask for an autopsy on the second sample of blood, which will happen after a few days. The men’s shot put competition will start on August 3rd.
It’s been announced that Kenyan track and field athlete Mark Otieno, who specialises in the 100m, tested positive for doping at the Tokyo Olympics. The banned substance was detected with a doping A sample. The athlete requested an autopsy of the B-sample to confirm any suspicion of illegal activity.
The Kenyan sprinter was suspended and did not take part in qualification for the 100 metres, which took place on 1 August.
On July 29, Serbia will play Kenya. Serbia won their first two games “without a sweep,” beating the Dominican Republic (3-0 – 25:18, 25:12, 25:20) and Japan (3-0 – 25:23, 25:16, 26:24). But African volleyball teams were beaten by Japan (0-3 15:25 11;25 23;25) and South Korea (0-3 14;25 22;25 24), Africa. The last time these teams met was in the 2019 World Cup in Japan and then Serbian girls from Balkan Peninsula beat Kenyan team with three sets (3-1 – 2513 31;11 17 ;17).