Feng Bin failed to qualify for the finals at the Tokyo Olympics. However, more than a year later, Chenakkari became the world champion. The 28-year-old won the world title in the women’s hammer throw by throwing 69.12 meters. Super star Croatia’s Sandra Perkovic won silver (68.45). America’s Valerie Allman (68.30) won the bronze. Kazakhstan’s Nora Geruto won the women’s 3000m steeplechase with a brilliant performance. The Kenyan’s feat comes with a championship record.
Feng’s gold in the hammer was unexpected. In the Tokyo Olympics, he could throw only 60.45 meters. In April this year, he hit a season’s best distance of 66m. He also won the World Athletics Championship gold by throwing more than three meters in a span of three months.
Perkovic has a total of five world medals, including this silver. Two of them are gold. The thirty-two-year-old has two Olympic gold medals. Meanwhile, Cuba’s Jaime Perez, the champion at the Doha meet, was disappointed. The seventh position was achieved.
Geruto finished first in the steeplechase with a time of eight minutes and 53.02 seconds. Ethiopia’s Verkuha Getachew and Mekides Abebe won silver and bronze respectively. 200m final will be held today. The women’s final is at 8.05 am Indian time. Men’s final at 8.20 p.m.
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