Kenya’s Hellen Obiri has qualified for the women’s 5000 metres final after winning heat 1 on Tuesday, August 16.
Obiri beat Kenyan-born Yasemin Can who currently represents Turkey, Can finished third behind Miyuki Uehara who finished second.
In heat 2 Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot qualified in second behind Olympic 10000 women’s champion Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia.
Ayana had also broken the world record in the 10000 metres and is the biggest danger for Kenya in the final of the women’s 5000 metres that will be held on Friday, August 19.
Kenya has won two gold medals and three silver at the Rio Olympics. David Rudisha made history by retaining his 800 metres at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday, August 16.
The three silver medals at the Rio Olympics the first one by Vivian Cheruiyot in the women’s 10000 metres.
Paul Tanui also won silver in the men’s 10000 metres. Tanui finished second in the Men’s 10000 metres behind Mohamed Farah of Great Britain.
The third silver medal was won by Hyvin Jepkemoi in the women’s 3000 metres steeplechase. Jepkemoi finished behind Kenyan-born Ruth Jebet who now represents Bahrain.