Mary Moraa through to 800m finals in Oregon

800M Winner Mary Moraa celebrate during Athletics Kenya Trials for World Championships and Commonwealth Games at The Moi International sports Center, Kasarani Stadium, June 25, 2022. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Mary Moraa on Saturday boosted Kenya's chances of winning a second gold medal at the 2022 World Championships in Oregon after reaching the women's 800 metres final.

Moraa won her semi-final heat in 1:59.65 after leading from the start.

Local favourite Ajee Wilson of US took second place after clocking 1:59.97 and claim the second automatic slot to the final.

 Moraa will be fancying her chances of making the podium in Monday morning's final after Kenya failed to get a medal in the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar

In the second semis, Keely Hodgkinson clocked 1:58.73 to win ahead of Natoya Goule.

American Raevyn Rodgers came third and claimed one of the two non-automatic qualifying slots.

Meanwhile, Naomi Korir finished last in the third semifinal in 2:03.08 missing out on the final.

America's Olympic champion Athing Mu won the heat in 1:57.12.

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