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Medal eludes Chemutai at junior world champs, finishes 7th

Athletes compete in the women's 3000m Steeplechase at the Shanghai Diamond League athletics competition in Shanghai on May 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO
Athletes compete in the women’s 3000m Steeplechase at the Shanghai Diamond League athletics competition in Shanghai on May 14, 2016 where Chemutai qualified for the Olympics.

Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai, 17, could only manage 7th place in the 3000m Steeplechase final of the Under-20 Championships in Poland on Friday.

Olympic-bound Chemutai had entered the women’s final with  second fastest personal best time of the finalists, 9:31.34 with Kenyan Celliphine Chepteek Chespol,  99 9:24.73, having run faster. Kenyan favourite Chespol won gold in 9:25.15.

Chemutai clocked 9:44.62, which leaves Uganda on the table standings courtesy of a bronze by her Olympic-bound colleague Jacob Kiplimo. Kiplimo on Tuesday won bronze in the 10000m.

Other colleagues on the Uganda junior team competing in Poland are Esther Chebet (800m), Mercyline Chelanga (5000m), Albert Chemutai (3000m SC), Victor Kiplagat (5000m), Jacob Kiplimo (10000m) and Martin Musau (5000m and 10000m)

Chebet fell in the 800m semifinal hurdle, managing 10th place, while Kiplagat, Chelanga and Musau will be in action in the next two days.

 

Chemutai Peruth

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 1418 Celliphine Chepteek CHESPOL KENKEN 9:25.15 CR
2 1071 Tigist GETNET BRNBRN 9:34.08
3 1206 Agrie BELACHEW ETHETH 9:37.17 PB
4 1419 Betty Chepkemoi KIBET KENKEN 9:38.27 PB
5 1173 Anna Emilie MØLLER DENDEN 9:43.84
6 1093 Charlotte PROUSE CANCAN 9:44.62 AU20R
7 1612 Peruth CHEMUTAI UGAUGA 9:49.29 NU20R
8 1212 Asimarech NAGA ETHETH 9:55.14 PB
9 1509 Aneta KONIECZEK POLPOL 10:00.58 NU20R
10 1317 Lili TÓTH HUNHUN 10:04.17 NU20R
11 1598 Marwa BOUZAYANI TUNTUN 10:05.25 NU20R
12 1302 Liane WEIDNER GERGER 10:22.27
13 1020 Beth CROFT AUSAUS 10:29.67
14 1401 Chika MUKAI JPNJPN 10:35.71
15 1033 Georgia WINKCUP AUSAUS 10:41.16

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