RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 18: Margaret Nyairera Wambui of Kenya competes during the Women's 800m Semifinals on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Margaret Nyairera Wambui has won the bronze medal in the women’s 800 meters at the Rio Olympics.

The race was won by controversial South African Caster Semenya.

This is a proud moment for the 20 year old at her first ever Olympic games. Not only is it her first Olympics, she is the first Kenyan in a long while to participate in the 800 meters and win a medal. She finished at her personal best of 1:56.89.

 

Go Wambui