Kenya claimed three medals including gold, silver and bronze on the opening day of the juniors’ athletics show.
Chebwogen, who at 16 was the youngest competitor in 3,000m race, produced a decisive sprint over the final 200m to win the race in personal best time of 9:08.88.
She took the lead with 240m remaining after staying content behind mid-race leader Emelia Gorecka of Great Britain.
Gorecka, the European Junior Cross Country champion, took the bell, but couldn’t hold off the charging Chebwogen and Ethiopia’s Hiwot Gebrekidan, who finished second in 9:09.27.
Chebwogen’s victory saw Kenya extend streak in this discipline to five at IAAF World Junior Championships.
The IAAF said Gorecka’s bronze medal was the first for Britain in the women’s 3,000m since 1986. Her time was 9:09.43.
Kenya’s campaign in 10,000m failed to provide gold after Geoffery Kirui (28:23.98) and Philemon Cheboi (28:30.47) bagged silver and bronze in the event won by Ethiopian Yigrem Demelash.
Demelash won the race in 28:16.07 after letting Binlu Wang, Kirui and Cheboi do the majority of the leading in the race before he took over with 1,000m remaining.
Bronze medalist Kirui’s time and place was surprising, considering the 19-year-old ran 27:08.44 at the Kenyan Olympic 10,000m Trials in Eugene, Oregon last month.
Leading at each kilometer mark from 3,000m to 6,000m, including the 5,000m halfway point in 14:12.83, Kirui told reporters he simply could not match Demelash on this day.
“I am feeling good but I could not get the gold medal. This country is so beautiful and weather is so beautiful. I’m thankful to everyone for their pleasure,” Kirui told the IAAF.