1,500 meters specialist Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon has set her eyes on the gold medal for the upcoming World Athletics Championships.
The World Championships are slated to be held in Oregon, United States of America in 2022.
Speaking in Eldoret town when she graced the annual sports competitions at Gulab Lochab Academy, Kipyegon expressed optimism that 2022 will be a successful year, as 2021 has been.
The 27-year-old athlete who is an Olympic and World champion further said Diamond League is also on her menu for next year.
Faith Kiyegon won the 2021 Diamond League for 1,500 meters.
“I’m focusing so much towards next year. We have World Championships and before that, I’m looking forward to the Diamond League starting in May. I hope it will be a successful year like this one,” Kipyegon told journalists on the sidelines of the event.
“I defended my title in the 2020 Olympics and winning Diamond League was also special,” she added.
The athlete now says she has already started working hard with the hope of winning back the World Championships slated to be held in Eugene, Oregon, United States.
Originally scheduled for August 6–15, 2021, the World Athletics Championships were pushed to 2022 after the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
“I’ll work hard and hope 2022 in the World Championship I’ll bring back the title. I won silver in Doha and hope to bring gold,” she said.
Faith Kiyegon has two Olympic gold medals which she won in 2016 (Rio De Janeiro) and 2020 Tokyo in Tokyo.
She has won or finished second in every major championship since she was 20 in 2014. Competing at the World Championships in 2015, 2017, and 2019, Kipyegon took a silver medal, a gold, and a silver respectively. In July 2021, she achieved the fourth-fastest time in history, setting her consecutive Kenyan record.