World Athletics: Kenya's Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi Wins 3000m Steeplechase, India's Lalita Babar Finishes Eighth

Updated: 26 August 2015 19:42 IST

Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi of Kenya won the women's 3000m steeplechase at the world championships.

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Kenya's Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi won the 3000m steeplechase event. © AFP

Beijing:

Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi of Kenya claimed victory in the women's 3000m steeplechase at the world championships in Beijing on Wednesday. (Lalita Babar Finishes Eighth in 3000m Steeplechase)

Jepkemoi timed 9min 19.11sec to pip Tunisia Habiba Ghribi, who clocked 9:19.24 for silver. (Latest Athletics News from Beijing)

Germany's Gesa Felicitas Krause ran a personal best of 9:19.25 for bronze.

There was disappointment for India as middle distance runner Lalita Babar failed to finish in the top three. Lalita clocked nine minutes and 29.64 seconds but only managed an eighth place finish out of 15 competitors despite leading majority of the race at the Bird's Nest.

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