It was a disgraceful moment for four-time World 3,000 metres Steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi after he was stripped of his Bronze medal by an IAAF appeal jury for stepping off the track at the ongoing Olympics games in Rio, Brazil on Wednesday.
No Dance In Rio As Ezekiel Kemboi Loses Medal After Being Disqualified From Men’s 3000m Steeplechase
However, Kemboi, who had announced that he would retire after the Rio games, has pulled an about-turn from his retirement plans. The Kenyan star athlete and two-time Olympic champion had finished third in Wednesday’s race won by his compatriot Conseslus Kipruto. His Bronze medal was subsequently handed to Frenchman Mahiedine Mekhissi who was promoted from position four.
However, in a dramatic change of heart, Kemboi has said that he will defend the medal at the IAAF World Championships which will be held in London next year.
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