Emmanuel Wanyonyi on Sunday afternoon delivered Kenya’s sixth gold with victory in men’s 800 meters at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
Wanyonyi clocked 1:43.76 to take Kenya’s medal tally to eleven : six gold, one silver and four bronze with compatriot Noah Kibet finishing third in 1:44. 88 to bag bronze in the World Athletics Under-20 Championships.
Mohamed Ali Gouaned of Algeria finished second to take silver in 1:44.45.
“Running a time of 1:43.76 at high altitude and setting a championship record has just confirmed that indeed I am good in this race. I will keep pushing to see how much I can lower my new personal best, who knows maybe I can one day bring down David Rudisha’s World Record,” said Wanyonyi.