Aug 06, 2012 at 03:14am IST

Olympics: Kenyan Kemboi wins 3,000m gold in steeplechase

London: Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya won Olympic gold in the 3,000 metres steeplechase on Sunday after defending champion Brimin Kiprop Kipruto tripped up in the penultimate back straight.

Kemboi, 30, a former world champion, stormed home in eight minutes, 18.56 seconds.

Frenchman Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, the Beijing silver medalist, clocked 8:19.08, with another Kenyan, Abel Kiprop Mutai, taking bronze in 8:19.73.

Kemboi wins 3,000m gold in steeplechase

Kemboi, 30, a former world champion, stormed home in eight minutes, 18.56 seconds.

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