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Tokyo Olympics: Kenya’s Emmanuel Kipkuruii Korir won the 800m

Kenyan Emmanuel Kipkuruii Korir won the 800m race in Tokyo. Second place went to his compatriot, Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich.

  1. Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir of Kenya 1:45.06
  2. Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich (Kenya) – 1:45.23
  3. Patryk Dobek (Poland) – 1:45.39

Kenyan Emmanuel Korir won the Olympic Men’s 800m final in 1:45.06, becoming Kenya’s first gold medalist at Tokyo 2020 and its fifth-ever.

Kenya has won gold in 800m at the past three Olympics. Beijing was won by Wilfred Bonghei, while London and Rio de Janeiro were won by David Rudisha. Rudisha holds the world and Olympic distance record (1:40.91) set at the 2012 London Olympics.

Scandal earlier

Georgian shot putter Benik Abrahamian has been suspended from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to an anti-doping rule violation, according to a press release by the International Agency for Doping Testing.

A sample of drug testing taken from Underlined Twice competitor Lilit Abrahamyan on July 31st in Tokyo has found that it contains three banned substances; Dehydrochloromethyl-testosterone, methandienone and tamoxifen. This athlete is entitled to request the second sample for a counter test. The men’s shot put competition will begin on August 3rd.

On July 29th, in Tokyo, Serbia and Kenya will play a volleyball match. Serbia won the first two games “without sweep”, beating both Dominican Republic (3-0 – 25:18, 25:12, 25:20) and Japan (3-0 – 25:23,25-16. 26:24). The African teams were defeated by Japan (0 to 3 – 15:25, 11:25 23:25) and South Korea (0 to 3 – 14.25 22;26 24;26). Serbian team played with Kenyan one just during Japanese World Cup 2019 edition and then Balkan girls won three sets ahead of their opponents after dominating matches from beginning until end being quite unstoppable throughout them all.

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 04: Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir of Team Kenya celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men’s 800m Final on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The Independent Anti-Doping Authority has banned 20 athletes from the Tokyo Olympics. The reason for the exclusion was not complying with paragraph 15 of the anti-doping rules, which requires athletes to undergo three out-of-competition and at least 3 weeks apart throughout a 10 month period. Athletes from six countries – Nigeria (15), Belarus (6), Ukraine (5), Ethiopia (1), Kenya (4) and Morocco(2)- were all banned for violating this rule.

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