Kenyan Cop Ezekiel Kemboi takes steeplechase.
LONDON — Ezekiel Kemboi won Kenya’s first gold medal in track and field at the London Olympics in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Sunday night, eight years after winning at the Athens Olympics.
The two-time world champion won his second Olympic title in 8 minutes, 18.56 seconds.
European champion Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France took silver in 8:19.08, and African champion Abel Mutai of Kenya took bronze in 8:19.73.
Last Month in June 2012, Anne Njeri Otieno alleged that the athlete attacked her when she declined his sexual advances.
Mr Kemboi denied the allegations, saying she colluded with thugs to rob him and was injured in the skirmish.
The magistrate granted the athlete bail and said he would be allowed to travel to London to compete in the Olympics.
Mr Kemboi, a serving policeman, was charged at the Eldoret law courts with assaulting Ms Otieno and released on bail of $595 (£385). He is due back in court in September.
“I am already in the team for the London Olympic Games. I would like your honour to give me time to take part in the competition,” the AFP news agency quotes him as saying.