Beatrice Chepkoech, the one-time Diamond League winner, has set her sights on winning an Olympic Games medal as her main target for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Born in Bomet County in Kenya’s Rift Valley region, Chepkoech is known for setting the 3000m steeplechase world record at the 2018 Monaco Diamond League meeting. Despite this achievement, she is yet to win an Olympic medal.
She went on to secure Kenya a gold medal at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, setting a championship record time of 8:57.84. Chepkoech expressed her determination to bring glory to Kenya, stating that her aim now is to secure an Olympic medal.
The 2024 Olympic Games will be hosted by France between Friday, July 26 and Sunday, August 11. Chepkoech, who is likely to face tough competition from in-form runners like Winfred Yavi, aims to give her best performance despite struggling with a hamstring injury last season. She emphasized that her focus is on beating the best, rather than targeting a specific opponent.
Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai is the defending Olympic champion in the steeplechase event, having achieved success in Tokyo.