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HALIMAH NAKAAYI WINS GOLD!

Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi (R) celebrates with Uganda’s Winnie Nanyondo after winning in the Women’s 800m final at the 2019 IAAF Athletics World Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on September 30, 2019. Photo  AFP

💠  🇺🇬 RESULTS
⏭ 3000M Steeplechase Final (Peruth Chemutai 5th)
⏭ 800M Final (Nakaayi 1st, Nanyondo 4th)

⏭ 400M Heat (Leni Shedi 31st out of 47)

Prizes

▶ Finalists win….
1⃣ $60,000
2⃣ $30,000
3⃣ $20,000
4⃣ $15,000
5⃣ $10,000
6⃣ $6,000
7⃣ $5,000
8⃣ $4,000

Doha, Qatar | LOUIS JADWONG | In a thrilling finish, Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi snatched the 800m title in 1:58.04 at the World Athletics Championships on Monday. Colleague Winnie Nanyondo came 4th in 1:59.18 in Uganda’s best ever performance in a single race at the Worlds.

It is only the second World Championship athletics medal by a Ugandan woman, the first having been Dorcus Inzikuru’s gold in the 3000m steeplechase 14 years ago in Helsinki.

On August 8, 2005, Dorcus Inzikuru stunned the world with her victory in the 3000m steeplechase women’s final, ending a 33-year-wait for a global athletics title for Uganda. The national anthem had last been played at a world athletics event in 1972, legend John Akii-Bua having won gold in the 400m hurdles.

Of Uganda’s six medals at the worlds, Inzikuru’s was the only one by a woman until today.

Uganda’s other gold medal favourite  Joshua Cheptegei (left) will run the 10,000m final seven days from now, on the final day October 6, a day after Stephen Kiprotich in the marathon.

Uganda has participated in IAAF World championships in Athletics since 1985 and won 2 Gold medals by Dorcus Inzikuru Helsinki 2005 and Stephen Kiprotich Moscow 2013; 2 Silvers by Davis Kamoga Athens 1997 and Joshua Cheptegei 2017, and Bronzes by Moses Kipsiro Osaka 2007 and Solomon Mutai in Beijing.

Ugandan team in DOHA – Women (10)
400 Metres
Leni SHIDA
800 Metres
Halimah NAKAAYI
Winnie NANYONDO
1500 Metres
Esther CHEBET
Winnie NANYONDO
5000 Metres
Sarah CHELANGAT
10,000 Metres
Rachael Zena CHEBET
Juliet CHEKWEL
Stella CHESANG
Marathon
Linet Toroitich CHEBET
3000 Metres Steeplechase
Peruth Chemutai

Men (12)
1500 Metres
Ronald MUSAGALA
5000 Metres
Oscar CHELIMO
Stephen KISSA
10,000 Metres
Joshua CHEPTEGEI
Jacob KIPLIMO 1
Abdallah Kibet MANDE
Marathon
Stephen KIPROTICH
Fred MUSOBO
Solomon MUTAI
3000 Metres Steeplechase
Albert CHEMUTAI
Benjamin KIPLAGAT
Boniface Abel SIKOWO

 

 

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