Olympics-Athletics-Norway's Ingebrigtsen upsets Cheruiyot to win 1,500 metres gold


Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's 1500m - Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 7, 2021. Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway celebrates after winning gold REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

TOKYO (Reuters) -Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway won gold in the Olympic men's 1,500 metres final on Saturday, breaking the Games record to upset world champion Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya who took silver.

Josh Kerr of Britain ran a personal best to claim the bronze medal.

Ingebrigtsen was the first European winner of the event since Spain's Fermin Cacho in Barcelona in 1992.

The Norwegian started fast and took the lead before Cheruiyot overtook him and dictated the pace for the majority of the race as Ingebrigtsen tucked in behind.

The 20-year Norwegian sped past Cheruiyot on the last lap, however, to clock a blistering 3:28.32 and claim the gold medal.

(Reporting by Omar Mohammed, editing by Ed Osmond)

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