25 August, NAIROBI, Kenya – As fellow countryman Alex Ng’eno failed to go past the semifinals on Thursday night, Emmanuel Wanyonyi Two Out In 5k Final will represent Kenya alone in the men’s 800m final.
Kenyan hopes will be placed in the hands of the 18-year-old 2021 World Under-2o champion, whose coach is 2007 World Champion Janeth Jepkosgei, as the previous champion Emmanuel Korir failed to go through the heats.
Wanyonyi kept up his front-running strategies in his semifinal, winning in a time of 1:43.83, which was also the quickest time among the three semi-final streams.
Ng’eno finished ninth in the second semi in a time of 1:45.56 because he was unable to maintain his strong performance from the heats.
NAIROBI, Kenya, August 25 – Kenya will be represented alone by in the men’s 800m final because Alex Ng’eno, a fellow countryman, was unable to get through the semifinals on Thursday night.
The hopes of Kenya rest with the 18-year-old 2021 World Under-2o champion, coached by 2007 World .
Champion Janeth Jepkosgei, as the country’s previous winner Emmanuel Korir was unable to get past the preliminary rounds.
In his semifinal, Wanyonyi continued his front-running techniques and prevailed in 1:43.83, which was also the quickest time among the three semi-final streams.
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Due to his inability to continue his great performance from the heats, Ng’eno came in ninth in the second semi in a time of 1:45.56.
Kimeli came in at position 14 in 13:40.43, while Kemboi came in at position 17 in 13:44.32. Mohamed Katir of Spain won the contest.
Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway, the defending champion, finished third and qualified for the final after placing second in the 1500-meter event on Wednesday.
In the second semi, Krop, who came second to Ingebrigtsen in Eugene the previous year, narrowly edged off Kipkurui to earn one of the eight automatic qualification spots.
Last August, Kenyan Emmanuel Korir used his 400-meter speed to win the Olympic title. He started the final bend and held off Polish competitor.
Patryk Dobek and fellow countryman Ferguson Rotich to win in 1:45.06. This year, he has not been able to manage races in the same manner.
While Korir’s victory in Tokyo gave Kenya its fourth straight Olympic men’s 800m crown, the previous four world championships had been won by individuals from four different countries.
Along with his colleagues Emmanuel Wanyonyi, Wycliffe Kinyamal, and Noah Kibet, Korir will attempt to emulate world record-holder David Rudisha, who won world gold in 2011 and 2015.
Korir will receive a wildcard for Oregon as the 2021 Wanda Diamond League winner.
World U20 champion Wanyonyi,
Who at the age of 17 would have been eligible to defend his title at the World.
Athletics Championships Cali 22, finished second to Commonwealth champion Kinyamal in the tough Kenyan trials race in 1:43.55. Wanyonyi has chosen to concentrate on senior competition instead.
While Kenya won the 800m men’s title at the Tokyo Olympics for the fourth time in a row thanks to Korir, the previous four world championships had been won by athletes from four other nations.
Emmanuel Wanyonyi, Wycliffe Kinyamal, and Noah Kibet, together with Korir, will try to follow in the footsteps of world record-holder David Rudisha, who won the global gold in 2011 and 2015.
The wildcard for Oregon will go to Korir as the Wanda Diamond League champion in 2021.
Commonwealth champion Kinyamal won the challenging Kenyan trials race in 1:43.55, defeating World U20 champion Wanyonyi, who at age 17 would.
Have been qualified to defend his title at the World Athletics Championships in Cali. Instead, Wanyonyi has decided to focus on senior competition.
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Marco Arop, a Pan American Games champion for Canada, placed third on this season’s top ranking after winning.
The Diamond League in Birmingham and running his second-fastest time ever (1:43.61) in Edmonton a week earlier.
Moad Zahafi of Morocco, who won the NCAA championship at Hayward Field last month and ran a personal best of 1:43.69 in April.
Djamel Sejati of Algeria, who ran a time that was identical in June and won the Mediterranean Games championship on home soil at the beginning of this month, are both right behind him.
Yassine Hethat, a countryman of Sejati who placed second at the Mediterranean Games, takes part in competitions as well, as does Slimane Moula, the quick-finishing champion of the Stockholm Diamond League.
The Frenchman Benjamin Robert, who was eliminated during the Olympic heats in Tokyo, has improved this year and is someone to keep an eye on.