WATCH: Diving for gold – Kumari Taki wins the 1500m title at the IAAF World U-20 Championship with a line lunge
The 17-year-old Kenyan held off Ethiopian Taresa Tolosa’s to secure the title courtesy of an unconventional finish
Kumari Taki won a second world title in the 1500m at the IAAF World U-20 Championship after diving across the finish line in Bydgoszcz. northern Poland on Friday.
The 17-year-old Kenyan held off Ethiopian Taresa Tolosa’s to secure the title after crossing the line, albeit in an unconvesntial manner, in three minutes, 48.63 seconds.
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“I knew that the Ethiopian had a stronger kick than me so I had to dive at the line, and I made it,” Taki told the IAAF official website. “I wanted this for a long time.”