What is Emmanuel Korir's net worth? Kenyan runner wins 800m gold at Tokyo Olympics

The second place in the 800 meter final was taken by Kenyan Ferguson Rotich; bronze was taken by Patryk Dobek of Poland


                            What is Emmanuel Korir's net worth? Kenyan runner wins 800m gold at Tokyo Olympics
Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir of Team Kenya celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 800m Final on August 4, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Kenyan runner Emmanuel Korir made history on Wednesday, August 4, after he claimed the gold medal in the 800-meter final at the Tokyo Olympics. The 26-year-old finished his race in one minute and 45.06 seconds, while another Kenyan, Ferguson Rotich, came second in one minute and 45.23 seconds. Poland’s Patryk Dobek came third as he completed his race in one minute and 45.39 seconds.

According to reports, it's the first gold medal for Kenya at the games after Korir’s win. His historic win came a few days after he was disqualified from round one of the 400m on August 1 due to a false start. After his disqualification, Colin Deaver -- Sports Anchor/Reporter at @KTSMtv covering UTEP/NMSU -- had tweeted: “Worst case scenario for UTEP/Kenya track star Emmanuel Korir in the first round of the 400 meters, as he is disqualified for a false start. That's tough now, but could be a blessing in disguise. He can now focus solely on the 800 meters. Semifinals tomorrow in that event.”

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What is Emmanuel Korir's net worth?

As of July 2018, Korir, a middle-distance runner, is the sixth fastest athlete in 800m of all time. It has been said that four years ago, he left The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Miners for a professional running contract with Nike, Inc. However, when he was with the UTEP, his coach was gold medalist Paul Ereng. Born in June 1995, Korir’s net worth is approximately $1 million - $3 million.

Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir of Team Kenya celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 800m Final on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

After Korir’s historic win, Twitter was buzzing with congratulatory messages for him. David Rudisha, president Of Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Athletes’ Commission, tweeted, “Back to Kenya! We retain Gold in 4 straight Olympic games in 800m men. Congratulations Emmanuel korir and Furguson Rotich. #TokyoOlympics2020 #Tokyo2020.” Raila Odinga, former member of the National Assembly of Kenya, wrote, “Yes. What a tactical run and strong finish, congratulations Emmanuel Korir on winning the 800m Olympic Gold Medal and Ferguson Rotich on taking the Silver Medal. The Entire Nation is proud of you both. Well in!”



 

 



 

 



 

 

Emmanuel Kipkurui Korir of Team Kenya celebrates winning the gold medal alongside silver medal winner Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich of Team Kenya after the Men's 800m Final on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

A user shared, “Congratulations Emmanuel Korir (Gold) Ferguson Rotich (Silver) in the Olympics men’s 800m. You have brightened our gloomy faces and lightened our hearts.” The second one said, “Kenya to Uganda: Anything you can do we can do better. Congratulations to Emmanuel Korir and Ferguson Rotich for bringing home Gold and Silver in the 800 Metres #Olympics.” “Yessssssssssss!!!!!!! It's gold and silver in the men's 800M Emmanuel Korir wins gold Ferguson Rotich takes silver We had missed our anthem, it's our first #Tokyo2020 Olympic gold Hongera Korir Hongera Rotich #WeAreTeamKenya #KenyaMilele #PaidPartnershipWithDiageo,” the third user remarked.



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

James Orengo, Kenya's Senate minority leader, tweeted: “Congratulations Emmanuel Korir & Ferguson Rotich for qualifying for the finals of the men's 800M at the Tokyo Olympics. It was great to also see sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala set a new National Record of 10.00seconds in 100M semi finals despite not qualifying for the finals.” US Embassy Nairobi added, “What an afternoon for #TeamKenya! 3 medals Congratulations! Hvyin Kiyeng, Emmanuel Korir and Ferguson Rotich. #Olympics #Tokyo2020.”

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