- Kipyegon made Kenya proud after winning the 1500m race clocking three minutes, 54 seconds (3:54:87).
Double Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon has won Kenya’s first gold with a remarkable time of 3:54.87 in the 1500m, claiming her third World Athletics Championship gold in the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Her win has seen Kenyans take to social media with congratulatory messages,
The vice president of Kenya Rigathi Gachagua described her, as the nations golden hero,
‘’Triple 1500m World Champion! Faith Kipyegon’s star continues to shine brightest! The nation’s golden hero brings home Kenya’s first Gold in the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. What a gem we are lucky to have. May your star continue to shine, Faith!’’ He said in a tweet
Faith Kipyegon statue
In a rather interesting twist, Kenyans feel it’s about time we had a statute named after Kipyegon,
Some comments are captured below ,
‘’Faith Kipyegon secured Kenya’s first gold in Budapest Kasarani Stadium should be named after Faith Kipyegon. The girl is really making Kenya proud.’’
‘’We should have Faith Kipyegon’s statue erected at the JKIA entrance, Statehouse, and every other government institution.’’
‘’Hard work, Resilience and consistency! Faith Kipyegon flying the Kenyan flag for a third time in a row. Indeed, a perfect story of deserved success’’
First Lady Rachael Ruto celebrated her win,
‘’Faith Kipyegon does it again! Congratulations on winning the gold medal in the women’s 1500m race at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest! Kenya is proud of you Faith!’’ Read her tweet
Former Mombasa county boss Hassan Ali Joho described her as a role model to all athletes
‘’WHAT A MOMENT! Congratulations Faith Kipyegon for winning a gold medal at women’s 1500m race at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest! Keep flying the Kenyan high globally as well as being a great role model for all the athletes in our nation.’’