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Olympic Champion Soufian El-Bakali Retains World Title with Gold in 3000m Hurdles at World Championships

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Olympic Champion Soufian El-Bakali Retains World Title in 3000m Hurdles

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Morocco’s Soufian El-Bakali, who won the Olympic gold medal, successfully defended his world title in the 3000m hurdles at the World Championships in Athletics held in Budapest, Hungary.

El-Bakali Secures Victory

El-Bakali led the race with an impressive time of 8:03:54, defeating his toughest rivals, including Ethiopian Lamesha Girma, the current world record holder.

Sufian El Bakkali – world champion ????
Congratulations to the Moroccan people with this lion ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/JTzCOOC77p

– Hisham El KhilaniⓂ️ (@ssQfTkDi7UkXOxI) August 22, 2023

Podium Finishers

Girma secured the silver medal with a time of 8:05.44 e, while Kenyan athlete Abraham Kibut took home the bronze medal, finishing in third place with a time of 8:11.98 e.

Unstoppable

Sufian El Bakkali of ???????? again leads the 3000m hurdles by winning his second #World champions in athletics gold medal ????

He has not lost in a major steeplechase since September 2021 ???? pic.twitter.com/P2BF1DzOsU

— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) August 22, 2023

Continued Dominance

This victory marks El-Bakali’s second consecutive world title, following his previous win in Eugene last year. The Moroccan athlete also clinched the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

El-Bakali has maintained his dominance in the 3000m steeplechase since September 2021, breaking the stranglehold of Kenyan and Ethiopian runners in the race.

Source: RT

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