Emmanuel Korir has bagged Kenya’s first gold medal at the ongoing Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Mr. Korir raced to the finish line in first place in the 800m men race clocking 1:45.06 with the other Kenyan Ferguson Rotich finished second to win silver. 

Kenya's Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir (left) celebrates with Kenya's Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich after the men's 800m final. 

Kenya has now retained Gold in four straight Olympic games in 800m finals. 

Kenya's 800m legend David Rudisha holds the world record (1:40.91) and has won the gold in the last two Olympics in London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Rudisha immediately joined Kenyans in congratulating Emmanuel Korir and Ferguson Rotich.