Asbel Kiprop, Ronald Kwemoi qualify for 1500 metres final

Kenya has increased its chances of adding medals in Rio Olympics after Ronald Kwemoi and Asbel Kiprop qualified for the finals of the 1500 meters. Margaret Wambui also finished first in the 800 meters hit to qualify for the finals. All eyes will be on three Kenyans on Saturday when the 1500 meters men final and the 800 meters women final will take place in Rio.
Asbel Kiprop and Ronald Kwemoi will represent Kenya in the 1500 meters after winning automatic qualifications in their respective hits.
Hopes were that Kenya would have three athletes in the 1500 meters final but Elijah Manangoi withdrew from the hits hours before the race.
In the Womens 800 meters final, the only one representative is holding the hopes for Kenyan medal.
Margaret Wambui finished first in hit one of the semifinal in 1 minute 59 seconds.
She will be up against Caster Semenya of South Africa and lnsey Sharp of Great Britain.
Kenya’s Eunice Sum finished 7th in the semi final hits.