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Janeth Chepngetich Shines in Women’s 10,000 Meters Race at African Games

Janeth Chepngetich, hailing from Kenya and training in Keringet, Nakuru County, showcased her prowess in the women’s 10,000 meters race during the African Games held in Accra, Ghana. Facing tough competition from Ethiopian athletes, Janeth Chepngetich emerged victorious, securing Kenya’s sixth gold medal at the prestigious event.

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Janeth Chepngetich

Clocking an impressive time of 33:37.00, Janeth Chepngetich surged ahead in the final lap of the 25-lap race, leaving her Ethiopian counterparts trailing behind. Belew Kefale finished closely behind with a time of 33:38.37, while Amare Tekan Berhe secured the third position with a time of 33:51.50.

The thrilling victory marked Kenya’s sixth gold medal at the African Games, contributing to the country’s overall medal tally, which now stands at 24.

Earlier in the day, tennis sensation Angella Okutoyi showcased her skills on the court, clinching victory in the singles final against Egyptian opponent Abdelaziz Lamir. Okutoyi displayed remarkable form, winning the match in straight sets with a scoreline of 6-4, 6-2, securing the African crown in the process. She also put up a commendable performance in the doubles event, earning a silver medal.

Meanwhile, Kenya’s national rugby sevens team added to the medal tally, securing a silver medal after a hard-fought match against Uganda, which ended with a scoreline of 21-14 in favor of Uganda.

In track and field events, Wiseman Janeth Chepngetich Were represented Kenya in the men’s 400m hurdles final, finishing in fourth place with a time of 50:10. The race witnessed Moroccan athlete Saad Hinti clinching victory and setting a national record with an impressive time of 48.82. Botswana’s Bonnye Victor and Tisang Kemorena secured the second and third positions, respectively.

As the competition progresses, hopes for further medal success remain high, with several events scheduled for the upcoming days. These include the men and women’s half marathon, men’s javelin throw, men’s high jump, men and women’s 1500m, men’s 5000m, as well as men and women’s 4x400m relay.

With six gold, six silver, and 12 bronze medals, Kenya has climbed to the ninth position on the overall medal tally standings. Egypt continues to lead the standings with an impressive total of 175 medals, including 94 gold, 43 silver, and 35 bronze. Nigeria, South Africa, Algeria, and Tunisia follow closely behind in the top five positions.

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