Purity Chepkirui crossing the finishing line during World Athletics U20 Championships at the Moi International Sports Complex. Aug 22, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Purity Chepkirui and Winnie Jemutai on Sunday bagged gold and bronze respectively for Kenya in the women’s 1500m at the ongoing World Athletics Under-20 Championships.

Chepkirui crossed the finish line in 4.16.07 to win the race with compatriot Jemutai finishing third in 4:18.99 to bag bronze.

Athletes in the women’s 1500m in action during World Athletics U20 Championships at the Moi International Sports Complex. Aug 22, 2021. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Ethiopia’s Diribe Welteji finished second to take silver in 4.26.45.

“Just the mere fact that I am wearing a Kenyan jersey gave me the much needed motivation to bring glory to our country. I knew my Ethiopian rival will bring a fight to the race and I had made up my mind that I had to produce my best performance,” said Chepkirui.

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