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Cheywa wins women's steeplechase at the worlds

Milcah Chamos Cheywa of Kenya wins women's steeplechase at the world championships

Cheywa wins women's steeplechase at the worlds

MOSCOW (AP) -- Milcah Chamos Cheywa of Kenya won the gold medal in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the world championships on Tuesday.

The African record holder won in 9 minutes, 11.65 seconds, the fastest time of the year.

Lydia Chepkurui of Kenya took the silver in 9:12.55. Sofia Assefa of Ethiopia earned the bronze in 9:12.84.

Defending world champion and Olympic gold medalist Yuliya Zaripova of Russia pulled out shortly before the championships.


Updated : 2021-10-22 11:59 GMT+08:00