Olympics: Kemboi wins 3,000m steeplechase for Kenya

August 6th, 2012 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya won Olympic gold in the 3,000 metres steeplechase Sunday after defending champion Brimin Kiprop Kipruto tripped up in the penultimate back straight.

Kemboi, 30, a former world champion, stormed home in eight minutes, 18.56 seconds.

Frenchman Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, the Beijing silver medalist, clocked 8:19.08, with another Kenyan, Abel Kiprop Mutai, taking bronze in 8:19.73.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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