Brigid Kosgei to miss Paris Olympics due to injury

Brigid Kosgei to miss Paris Olympics due to injury

FILE PHOTO: Brigid Kosgei of Kenya crosses the line to win the women's elite race at the Tokyo Marathon 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, March 6, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool

Olympic silver medalist Brigid Kosgei will miss this year’s Paris 2024 Olympic Games due to injury.

According to the National Olympics Committee of Kenya (NOC-K), Kosgei will be replaced by Sharon Lokedi.

The verdict on the 30-year-old was reached after “one of the regular monitoring sessions in which the Olympic silver medalist expressed an injury concern to the technical team,” read a statement by NOC-K in part.

“The Kenya Marathon team heading to the Olympic games in Paris has been training for slightly over two months, and the athletes continue to receive financial support and technical support.

“Upon a review by the medical team led by the Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ondiege, Kosgei will not be heading to Paris for her second Olympics.

“Following the development, Sharon Lokedi, who was named to the reserve team, will now join defending Champion Peres Jepchirchir and Hellen Obiri to fly Kenya’s flag in Paris.

“The National Olympics committee would like to thank Brigid for the time she spent in training under the Team Kenya Umbrella and will continue supporting her throughout the season.”

Kosgei’s glittering road running career has seen her win the 2018 and 2019 Chicago Marathons, the 2019 and 2020 London Marathons, as well as the 2021 Tokyo Marathon.


Brigid Kosgei Paris 2024 Olympic Games NOC-K

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