bright kenya news, verified and authentic news, latest news, breaking news

Mary Moraa Wins Bronze in the Women's 800m Final at the World Championships

Kenyan athlete, Mary Moraa won the bronze medal in the 800m at the World Athletics Championships on the final day of action at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

The Kenyan did so in spectacular fashion, clocking a lifetime best time of 1:56.71 for the second time in less than a month, having done so during the National Trials last month.

Kenya's final medal of the Championships brought the country's total to ten, one less than the haul at the 2019 showpiece in Doha.

Olympic champion Athing Mu of the United States just missed out on gold in front of home fans, clocking a world-leading time of 1:56.30 ahead of Britain's Keely Hodgkinson, who clocked 1:56.38.

Moraa, Kenya's sole representative in the race, was fourth as the athletes completed the first lap, with Mu, the Olympic champion, commanding the lead with her long strides.

The Kenyan began to charge up the back straight, and with only 100 meters to go, she made sure she did just enough to secure bronze, keeping Ethiopian Diribe Welteji at a safe distance.

The 22-year-old has now added a senior medal to her global collection, joining the World Under-18 silver she won in Nairobi in 2017.

Her attention will now shift to the Commonwealth Games, where she will compete in both the 800m and 400m.

Special offer

 

Kamiti offer
Manchester United to Sign Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro

Manchester United to Sign Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Real Madrid midfiel...
West Ham Signs Thilo Kehrer from Paris St-Germain

West Ham Signs Thilo Kehrer from Paris St-Germain

West Ham have signed Germany defender Thilo Kehrer from Paris St-Germa...
Elon Musk Sends Social Media into Frenzy after Saying He Want to Buy Man Utd

Elon Musk Sends Social Media into Frenzy after Saying He Want to Buy Man Utd

It was news no one expected, and for a while, it sent social media and...
Man City Player Benjamin Mendy Denies further Rape Charge

Man City Player Benjamin Mendy Denies further Rape Charge

Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has pleaded not guilty to an...
VIDEO: Kenyan Sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala Proceeds to 100m Semis in the Commonwealth Games

VIDEO: Kenyan Sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala Proceeds to 100m Semis in the Commonwealth Games

100M African record holder, Ferdinand Omanyala has absolutely shuttere...
Liverpool Forward Diogo Jota Signs a New Deal until 2027

Liverpool Forward Diogo Jota Signs a New Deal until 2027

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota has signed a new contract keeping him at ...
Sebastian Vettel to Retire from Formula 1 at End of 2022 Season

Sebastian Vettel to Retire from Formula 1 at End of 2022 Season

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is to retire from Formula 1 ...
Luis Suarez Set to Rejoin His First Club Nacional in Uruguay

Luis Suarez Set to Rejoin His First Club Nacional in Uruguay

Former Liverpool and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he has "a prel...
Kenyan Athlete, Mary Moraa Wins the 800m in the World Championship

Kenyan Athlete, Mary Moraa Wins the 800m in the World Championship

Kenyan athlete, Mary Moraa took the first position in the women's 800 ...