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Tokyo Olympics: Kenyan athlete Korir wins 800m at the Tokyo Olympics

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The Kenyan runner Emmanuel Korir won the 800m race at the Olympics. He did it in 1 minute 45 seconds. He also has 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. This is the first time Kenya has ever won a race at the Olympics!

Athletics. Men. 800 м.

  1. Emmanuel Korir, 1.45,06.
  2. Ferguson Rotich (both Kenya) – 1.45,23.
  3. Patryk Dobek (Poland) – 1.45,39.

Biography of Emmanuel Korir

He was born in Eldoret, Kenya. He went to school in his hometown, Moi University. Then he went to the University of Wyoming. In 2006, he has been training for competitions and winning them.


  • 2011 Rio de Janeiro Half Marathon – 1:01.33 (1st place)
  • Rio de Janeiro 2012 Half Marathon – 1:01.48 (2nd place)
  • Rio de Janeiro Half Marathon 2013 – 1:00.49 (2nd place)
  • 2013 Seoul Marathon – 2:07.08 (2nd)
  • Shanghai Marathon 2014 – 2:11.35 (5th place)
  • Paris Half Marathon 2015 – 1:00.48 (2nd place)
  • Paris Marathon 2015 – 2:05.49 (1st place)
  • Frankfurt Marathon 2016 – 2:06.48 (1st place)

Olympic results

Arman Duplantis of Sweden won the gold medal in the pole vault. Chris Nielsen of America got silver. Thiago Braz da Silva got bronze. Anita Wlodarczyk from Poland won in the hammer throw with Wang Zheng from China getting silver and Malwina Kopron from Poland getting bronze. In the 800-metre race, Ating Moo from America won, Keeley Hodgkinson of Britain had second place and Ravyn Rogers who is an American had third place in that event.

In the 200 meter race, Elaine Thompson-Hera of Jamaica placed first. Second place was Christine Mboma from Namibia, and third place was Gabrielle Thomas. There were also men’s 200 meter races, qualifying rounds for the 5000 meters, and the 110 meter hurdles and shot put competitions. World champion Sergey Shubenkov withdrew due to an Achilles injury in the 110 meter hurdles competition.

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