Peruth Chemutai wins Olympic gold in women's 3000m steeplechase

Shubham Singh
04 Aug 2021

Uganda nabbed their first gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as Peruth Chemutai came on top during the 3000m steeplechase. She finished the course in 9:01.45 minutes and edged out USA’s Courtney Frerichs who got a silver, finishing at 9:04.79 minutes.

The bronze medal belonged to Hyvin Kieng who completed the event in 9:05.39 minutes, just missing out on second place. During the 2016 Rio Olympics, Kieng secured a silver medal.

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