Nixa’s Courtney Frerichs finished as the Olympic Silver Medalist
Courtney Frerichs of Nixa finished as the Olympic silver medalist in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a time of 9:04.45. It is only the second Olympic medal ever for an American woman in the event and the best finish ever.
The Nixa native was first across the line for the bell lap when Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai made her move to take the lead and claim the gold medal. Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng finished in third place.