2012 Olympics: Steeple Chase Gold Medalist Ezekiel Kemboi’s Victory Dance [Video]
Rucuss staffAugust 7, 2012
Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya won the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase for the second time at the London Olympic games.
Kemboi has been dominant in the event since he captured his first gold medal in the 2004 Games. He has also won the 3000 steeplechase title at the World Championships in 2009 and 2011, with silvers in 2003, 2005 and 2007.
Kemboi celebrated his latest victory by dancing and then jumping into a runner’s arms on Sunday.
“The dance was a spontaneous thing and he went along with it. It was a bit of fun,” Kemboi said.
Kemboi may have had some success on the track but he’s had bad luck off. The 30-year old was arrested in Kenya and charged with stabbing a 26-year-old woman in the chest in June. According to the East African Standard, after an evening at a club drinking Red Bull and watching soccer, Kemboi offered to give Anne Njeri a ride home.
Kemboi allegedly became enraged after Njeri refused to have sex with him, then stabbed her in the chest and drove away. Kemboi claims it was all a setup. Njeri and two other men tried to rob him and she was accidentally stabbed by one of her co-conspirators.
CNN reports that prosecutors have withdrawn the charges pending further investigation.
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