October 2, 2022
Thompson-Herah, Kiplimo celebrate golden Commonwealth Games doubles

Birmingham: Jamaican sprint great Elaine Thompson-Herah and distance runner Jacob Kiplimo of Uganda sealed Commonwealth Games doubles by winning the 200 metres and 5,000m.

Thompson-Herah has made sprint doubles her speciality – she is a two-time dual Olympic champion – and she did it in style in Birmingham by setting a new Games record of 22.02sec.

As he danced over to his team in the stands and did a lap of honour, the loudest roars were heard for Solomon Islands athlete Rosefelo Siosi as he completed his race more than four minutes after Kiplimo had finished.

Oliver Hoare earlier became the first Australian to win the 1500m title, timing 3min 30.12sec to break Filbert Bayi’s Games record, which had stood since 1974.

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