UncategorisedSalwa bags 400m silver

September 11, 20190

?Salwa Eid Naser brought glory to Bahrain last night after winning the silver medal in the women’s 400 metres at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.
Salwa set up a new mark of 50.06s, a new national record for Bahrain – the third time she had set a new best in the Worlds. Her previous best time was 50.08s which she set in the semi-finals.
Phyllis Francis of the US captured the gold medal in 49.92s, while Felix had to settle for bronze in 50.08s.
 Meanwhile, Bahrain’s Olympic champion Ruth Jebet took the first step to adding a World title to her career achievements after qualifying for the women’s 3000m steeplechase final yesterday.
Ruth booked her place comfortably for the medal round after finishing second in her qualifying heat.
She was joined by Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech in the front for virtually the entire run. Ruth scored nine minutes and 19.52 seconds, with Chepkoech finishing in 9:19.03. Courtney Frerichs of the US finished in third place to also earn an automatic berth in the final. She crossed the finish line in 9:25.14.

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