Emmanuel Wanyonyi in action during World Athletics U20 Championships at the Moi International Sports Complex. Aug 22, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Emmanuel Wanyonyi on Sunday afternoon delivered Kenya’s sixth gold with victory in men’s 800 meters at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Wanyonyi clocked 1:43.76 to take Kenya’s medal tally to eleven : six gold, one silver and four bronze with compatriot Noah Kibet finishing third in 1:44. 88 to bag bronze in the World Athletics Under-20 Championships.

Mohamed Ali Gouaned of Algeria finished second to take silver in 1:44.45.

Emmanuel Wanyonyi, Mohamed Ali Gouaned of Algeria and Kenya’s Noah Kibet during World Athletics U20 Championships at the Moi International Sports Complex. Aug 22, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

“Running a time of 1:43.76 at high altitude and setting a championship record has just confirmed that indeed I am good in this race. I will keep pushing to see how much I can lower my new personal best, who knows maybe I can one day bring down David Rudisha’s World Record,” said Wanyonyi.

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