Historic! Praught-Leer Beats Kenyans To Win Gold For Jamaica In Women’s Steeplechase
Etched in the record books!
Earlier today Jamaica’s Aisha Praught shocked the sporting world when she bested the 2015 World Under-18 and 2016 World Under-20 champion Celliphine Chespol of Kenya to claim gold in the 3,000m steeplechase event at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia
Praught shifted into a higher gear at the final water jump before bolting down the track to claim victory for Jamaica in a time of 9:21.00.
Chespol was second with a time of 9:22.61 while her compatriot – the defending champion Purity Kirui was third in 9:25.74.
The win represents Jamaica’s first gold medal in steeplechase at a major event.
Aisha on her training via The Shoe Addicts:
Gold medal for Aisha Praught and Team JAM at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in the 3000m Steeplechase.
Here's part of our interview with Aisha where she spoke on her training this year at the World Indoors in Birmingham…. https://t.co/VbI5qzNgIW
— The Shoe Addicts (@theshoeaddicts) April 11, 2018
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