The youngster finished second behind America’s Noah Lyles after he clocked 9.88 to cross the finish line.
Botswana’s Letsile Tebogo became the first African man to win a medal at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary just at 20 years old.
The youngster finished second behind America’s Noah Lyles after he clocked 9.88 to cross the finish line. Courtesy of his dominant exploits in the 100m, he walked away with Ksh 5,005,000.
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Kiplagat clocked 2:01:52 to cut the tape ahead of Israel’s Maru Teferi who clocked 2:09:12 to finish second.
Tebogo then proceeded to the 200m where he also did not disappoint after a hard-fought third-place finish in 19.81. With his third-place finish at the event, he managed to scoop a whooping Ksh 3,146,000.
In total, the Botswanan will walk away with a total of Ksh 8,151,000 as the championships come to an end today. He also leaves the global championship having achieved some greatest milestones competing with the senior athletes for the first time.
Against all odds, Tebogo beat other Africans, Akani Simbine and Ferdinand Omanyala to bag the crown of the first African to win a medal at the global showpiece.
Last year, during the World Under-20 championships, Tebogo also made a statement after bagging gold and winning Ksh 714,027.
He also broke the World Under-20 100m record to earn an additional prize money. Finishing second in the World Under-20 championships in the 200m also saw him bag Ksh 428,416.
Another youngster who managed to impress was Kenyan Emmanuel Wanyonyi, who is also only 20 years old. In his second-ever World Championships in the senior category, Wanyonyi clinched silver in the men’s 800m behind Canada’s Marco Arop.
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The youngster earned Kenya her fourth medal at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Hungary.
With the second-place finish, Wanyonyi will walk away with Ksh 5,005,000, also a huge chunk of money, being that he is very young.