Emily Ngii Sets New African Record in the 10KM Race Walk

 Emily Ngii
A photo of Race walker Emily Ngii at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games on August 6.

Race walker, Emily Ngii, won Kenya its 10th medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham after clinching bronze in the 10,000m race on Saturday, August 6. 

Ngii clocked a new African record of 43:50.00 coming in behind India’s Priyanka Goswami who clocked a new personal best time of 43:38.00, winning silver. 

Australian Jemima Montag won gold, successfully defending her title, clocking a new Commonwealth Games Record and the personal best time of 42:34.00. 

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Ngii, who also represented the country in the recently concluded World Athletics Championships in Oregon clocked an African record of 45:50.00 that will also double up as her personal best. 

Besides breaking the African record, Ngii's incredible performance earned Kenya its first medal over the weekend. 

In the past, she noted that training in hilly areas is her secret weapon to clinching medals and winning races. 

“When I came here, the course was not bad for me as I had trained in a hilly location,” she stated earlier.

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