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Uganda to send four athletes for Diamond League in Xiamen

KAMPALA, UGANDA | Xinhua | Uganda will field four athletes for the season-opening World Athletics Diamond League in Xiamen, China on April 20. Dominic Otuchet, president of the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF), told Xinhua on Thursday that the four athletes are Dan Kibet, Oscar Chelimo, Winnie Nanyondo and Peruth Chemutai. …

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Uganda’s athletes team ready for Africa Cross Country Championships

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s team of athletes will set off for the African Cross Country Championship in Tunisia today. Abdallah Muhammed, the Publicity secretary at Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF), says the contingent of five athletes only Senior Men category includes Elijah Cheptoek, Abel Chebet, Ezekiel Mutai, Isaiah Kibet, …

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World Athletics bans transgender women athletes

Paris, France | Xinhua | Athletics’ global governing body has banned transgender athletes from international competition and tightened testosterone restrictions for other athletes with differences in sex development, World Athletics said on Thursday. The World Athletics Council has agreed to exclude male-to-female transgender athletes who have been through male puberty from female …

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Uganda registers increased number of female athletes: UAF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a remarkable increase in the number of female runners in the country. According to the Uganda Athletics Federation-UAF, Uganda has witnessed an upsurge in the number of female athletes since 2005. UAF notes that there are currently over 200 female athletes in the …

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Jacob Kiplimo embarks on discovery of young talent

Kween, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commonwealth gold medalist, Jacob Kiplimo has unveiled the “Discovery Uganda Championships” to identify young talents. According to Kiplimo, he will use the Championship set for January 23, 2023, to spot and support young talents. He explains that most talented athletes, give up in villages due …

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Kiplimo asks Ugandan top athletes to embrace local competitions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s long distance star runner, Jacob Kiplimo has urged Ugandan top athletes to always take part in local competitions. Kiplimo says the competitions motivate the upcoming rising stars in the sport because they are inspired running with excelling athletes. “I was personally motivated after running …

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