Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase: Ezekiel Komboi of Kenya wins gold, Roba Gari finishes fourth

London, UK- Ezekiel Kemboi won Kenya’s first gold medal in track and field at the London Olympics after he came in first in the 3,000-meter steeplechase here today.

Meanwhile, Roba Gari of Ethiopia finished fourth in 8:20.0.

The two-time world champion won his second Olympic title in 8:18.56. His first victory came in eight years earlier at the Athens Olympics.

European champion Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France took silver in 8:19.08 and African champion Abel Mutai of Kenya took bronze in 8:19.73..

Mahom Mesfin, Ethiopia’s other representative, finished a disappointing 12th place in 8:35.12.

Mena’s 1,500 Semi-Finals

Mekonnen Gebremedhin of Ethiopia advances to the final of the men’s 1,500m on Tuesday after he finished 3rd in Heat 1 of the men’s 1,500m semi-finals here today.


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