Did Kenyans expect this Gold Medal from Faith Kipyegon?
Yeah, Most Kenyans has big expectations from this lady Faith Kipyegon to bag home the gold medal in Olympics 2020-Tokyo, Japan no matter the circumstances or the conditions that the athletes were up against in Tokyo Olympics.
Herself, Faith Chepngetich confirmed that she had read social media messages and saw how Kenyans were really praying that she wins the race.
Faith did not disappointed Kenyans as she repaid the paid faith that they had in her by delivering the 1,500m gold medal on Friday at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.
She did not just win the gold medal that she won last five years ago in Rio, Brazil but she did it again in style with an Olympic record and in the process beat the new 5,000m Olympic champion Sifan Hassan of Netherlands.
Faith won the Olympics gold medal in 3:53.11, a new Olympic record with Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s Laura Muir winning silver in a national record of 3:54.50 while Hassan who had done most of the running settled for bronze in 3:55.86.
Immediately after winning the1500m race she was quick to give thanks to God for the win and also dedicated the gold medal to her daughter Alyn Kiprono, who she says she was sure she was watching the race back home in Kenya after leaving school early on Friday.
“I thank God for the win. I know Kenyans back home were praying for me to succeed here and I am very happy that I was able to retain the gold medal that I won in Rio.
“This is my first gold medal as a mother and I want to say that this was more difficult to achieve than in Rio, but here I am as an Olympic champion again. Thank You Kenyans for praying for me and I am happy to have delivered the gold for you. This gold medal is for Alyn,” Faith said.