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Noelie Yarigo Wins First Benin Republic Global Medal At 38

todayMarch 7, 2024 3

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After Competing relentless for 20 Years, 38 year-old Noelie Yarigo, secures Benin Republic’s inaugural global athletics medal at the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow In 800m.

A dominant name in 800m and 1500m events, the Benin Republic star has been the leader of the pack in many. But the recent Indoors win holds a special place in her heart. One who dedicated her life to being a pacemaker in international circuits.

Thea LaFond soared to victory in the women’s triple jump event, taking her nation Dominica to its first World victory. Yarigo’s story also entails something similar as she fell on the ground with a satisfied heart after her feat, winning bronze in the 800m race.

Also Read: African Games 2023: Aruna, Edem Put Nigeria On Medal Table

The World Indoor Championships icon made the Benin Republic proud.

The X post of Track & Field Gazette reads, “38-year-old Noelie Yarigo has competed for 20 years! She has waited patiently and today, she won Bronze in the women’s 800m final at the #WorldIndoorChamps in Glasgow”.

The caption further reads, “It’s the first global medal of any kind for an athlete from Benin Republic. Icon!” Since 2015, the 38-year-old has been toiling for a medal on the global stage but failed to attain a place on the podium. But now, after she clocked in at 2:03.15 to nab the bronze, her elation knew no bounds. Moreover, being a two-time Olympian and having made waves on the Wanda Diamond League and Continental Tour, Yarigo missed out on the Tokyo Olympics due to an unforeseen ankle injury.

Written by: Godstime Egelege-Idama

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