I will only retire with a medal: Ezekiel Kemboi promises fireworks in London

Two-time Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi has shelved his retirement, promising to come back stronger at next year’s...


Two-time Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi has shelved his retirement, promising to come back stronger at next year’s World Championships in London.
Kemboi, who has won the World title a record four times, said he would have retired if he kept the bronze medal he won on Wednesday at the Rio Olympic Games but rescinded his decision after her was disqualified for a line infringement.
“I had opted to retire right after the Olympics only if I had come home with this medal…Now I feel that I have to bring back this medal not by protesting again but right on track,” said Kemboi on his Facebook page on Thursday.
“Kemboi is not retired yet and I will be coming to London 2017 to re-claim my medal from France…No limits.”
Kemboi was stripped off the bronze medal upon an appeal by the French team claiming that Kemboi, who has a collection of 21 medals, stepped on the inner lane right after the water jump.
Video replays of the race showed Kemboi stepping on the lane but after a push from another athlete.
Efforts by Team Kenya management to challenge France’s appeal proved futile as Frenchman Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, who won silver at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, was awarded the bronze medal.

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