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Kenya’s Jonathan Kitilit and Kenya’s Wycliffe Kinyamal celebrate after the athletics men's 800m final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 12, 2018. PHOTO/AFP
Kenya’s Jonathan Kitilit and Kenya’s Wycliffe Kinyamal celebrate after the athletics men's 800m final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 12, 2018. PHOTO/AFP

NAIROBI, Kenya- It was relief for Kenya on Thursday as Wycliffe Kinyamal won the country’s first gold medal at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in the men’s 800m final.

In football, the national men’s team, Harambee Stars dropped eight places to 113th in the latest Coca-Cola FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday.

New Kenya 15’s head coach Ian ‘Snook’ Robert is confident the talent at his disposal is enough for the Simbas to qualify for a maiden Rugby World Cup in Japan next year.

In the motor sport world, Lewis Hamilton is seeking a record sixth Chinese Grand Prix win and he knows that only his ‘A’ game will suffice if he is to strike back at unbeaten Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel.

Here are the top five stories from Thursday compiled by SportPesa News:

Hallelujah! Kinyamal Gifts Kenya First Gold Coast Gold

NAIROBI, Kenya- At last, at long last, Wycliffe Kinyamal won Kenya her first gold medal at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games when he bagged the men 800m crown on Thursday afternoon in Australia. Kinyamal reclaimed the Club Games title Kenya lost to Botswana star Nijel Amos at Glasgow 2014 when he stopped the clock at 1:45.11 to spark collective relief in a country that had seen its ambitions on stamping her authority in track and field dim with every passing day of action. READ MORE

Kenya Sinks Eight Places To 113 In Latest FIFA Rankings

NAIROBI, Kenya- Kenya has dropped eight places in the latest Coca-Cola FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday to land in position 113. It follows the underwhelming performances at the recent international friendlies where Harambee Stars were held to a 2-2 draw by Comoros before falling to Central Africa Republic 2-3. READ MORE

Only The ‘A’ Game Will Do For Hamilton, Mercedes In China

SHANGHAI, China- Lewis Hamilton goes for a record sixth Chinese Grand Prix win this week with Mercedes aiming to bring their “A game” for a quick strike back at unbeaten Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Germany’s Vettel and Ferrari stole a march on the Silver Arrows with victory in Australia to open the Formula One season and followed up with a tense triumph last weekend in Bahrain. READ MORE

New Boss Snook Plots Simbas 2019 Rugby World Cup Roar

NAIROBI, Kenya- New Kenya 15’s head coach Ian ‘Snook’ Robert is confident the talent at his disposal is enough for the Simbas to qualify for a maiden Rugby World Cup in Japan next year. The tactician who previously worked with world champions New Zealand’s All Blacks, hailed the physique and drive of the Kenyan players saying his work is cut out to mould a world beating side. READ MORE

 

Arsenal Ride Out CSKA Scare To Land Europa Semis

MOSCOW, Russia- Arsenal survived a scare as they progressed to the last four of the Europa League on Thursday night after coming back to draw 2-2 with CSKA Moscow in Russia in their quarter-final second leg. Fedor Chalov and Kirill Nababkin scored for CSKA to set Arsenal nerves jangling in the Russian capital, but Danny Welbeck and Aaron Ramsey both netted late on for the Premier League side as they won the quarter-final 6-3 on aggregate. READ MORE

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