Kenya announces Team for World Athletics Championship in Oregon

Kenya announces Team for World Athletics Championship in Oregon

Kenya announces Team for World Athletics Championship in Oregon – All five of Kenya’s champions from Doha in 2019 will defend their titles at the World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022 on 15-24 July.

Olympic champions Peres Jepchirchir, Faith Kipyegon, and Emmanuel Korir will compete alongside Beatrice Chepkoech, Ruth Chepngetich, Timothy Cheruiyot, Conseslus Kipruto, and Hellen Obiri on the Kenyan team for the contest at Hayward Field.

Obiri, who won the 5000-meter world championship for the second time in a row in Doha, has been chosen for both the 10,000-meter race and the 5000-meter race with Margaret Chelimo.

In the 3000m steeplechase, Chepkoech and Kipruto will defend their championships, and Cheruiyot, who finished second in the 1500m in Tokyo to Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen, will attempt against reclaim the top spot. read more

Chepngetich will be joined by Angela Tanui and Judith Jeptum in the women’s marathon, as well as Olympic champion Jepchirchir. After Tokyo, two-time world half marathon champion Jepchirchir went on to win the New York and Boston marathons and has been added to the team for Oregon.

Kenya finished second in the medal table behind USA in Doha three years ago with five gold, two silver and four bronze medals.

Kenyan Team

400m: Mary Moraa
800m: Naomi Korir, Jarinter Mawia, Mary Moraa
1500m: Winnie Chebet, Edinah Jebitok, Faith Kipyegon, Judy Kiyeng
5000m: Beatrice Chebet, Margaret Chelimo, Gloria Kite, Hellen Obiri
10,000m: Margaret Chelimo, Sheila Chepkurui, Hellen Obiri
3000m steeplechase: Beatrice Chepkoech, Jackline Chepkoech, Celliphine Chespol, Purity Kirui
20km race walk: Emily Ngii
Marathon: Ruth Chepngetich, Peres Jepchirchir, Judith Jeptum, Angela Tanui

100m: Ferdinand Omanyala
400m: Emmanuel Korir
800m: Wycliffe Kinyamal, Emmanuel Korir, Cornelius Tuwei, Emmanuel Wanyonyi
1500m: Timothy Cheruiyot, Abel Kipsang, Charles Simotwo, Kumari Taki
5000m: Nicholas Kimeli, Jacob Krop, Daniel Simiu
10,000m: Rodgers Kwemoi, Daniel Mateiko, Stanley Waithaka
3000m steeplechase: Leonard Bett, Abraham Kibiwott, Benjamin Kigen, Conseslus Kipruto
400m hurdles: Moitalel Mpoke
20km race walk: Samuel Gathimba
Marathon: Lawrence Cherono, Geoffrey Kamworor, Barnaba Kiptum

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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