The Independent
Chemutai secures bronze despite fall
2 days ago
Birmingham, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s medal tally at the Commonwealth Games jumped to three, with Olympic champion Peruth Chemutai recovering from a fall to secure bronze in the Steeplechase final.

For 2,500 metres it was an impressive two-horse race between Kenya and Uganda for the gold medal, with both gapping the field within the first lap and running very fast splits. But a big fall from Ugandan Chemutai took her out of the race for gold, leaving Kenyan Jackline Chepkoech the runaway victor in a new games record of 9:15.68.

The highlight for the hosts was a staggering performance from Lizzie Bird to break her PB by around 2 seconds to run 9:17.79. She took full advantage of the slowing Ugandan post-fall and passed her with 200m to go.