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Uganda’s Emong Wins Bronze

Tokyo, Japan | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s most decorated Para-athlete David Emong has once again lifted Uganda’s flag high by winning a bronze medal in men’s 1500m T46 category at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games. In a highly contested race, the star para-athlete emerged third in a time of …

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Museveni hosts Uganda Olympic team

  🔴 🇺🇬 medalists ◉ Cheptegei GOLD & SILVER ◉ Chemutai  GOLD ◉ Kiplimo BRONZE Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medalists Joshua Cheptegei, Peruth Chemutai and Jacob Kiplimo will lead the Uganda Olympic team as the country celebrates their performance at a state reception at Kololo today. The Olympics …

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CHEPTEGEI: Now or never

🔴 TODAY 🇺🇬 ➡️ 5,000m FINAL – Chelimo, Cheptegei, Kiplimo 3pm ➡️ 1,500m FINAL – Nanyondo- 3.50pm 🔴 SAT ➡ Marathon (W) FINAL – I. Chemutai , Chekwel J 1am ➡ 10,000m FINAL Chelangat 🔴 SUN ➡️ Marathon (M) FINAL – Musobo, Kiprotich & Chemonges – 1am Tokyo, Japan | …

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Musagala pulls out of 1500m race over muscle injury

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s only middle distance runner on Tuesday failed to complete the first round of the 1500m race at the Olympic stadium in Tokyo after picking up a muscle injury. Musagala, 28, pulled out in the last lap after picking up a muscle injury and failed …

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Nanyondo qualifies for 1500m semi finals in Tokyo Olympics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s middle distance runner Winnie Nanyondo has stormed the semifinals of the women’s 1500m race at the Olympics in Tokyo. Nanyondo, 27, finished in second position this morning posting 4:02:24 behind defending champion Faith Kipyegon from Kenya who crossed the line in 4:01:40. Australia’s Linden …

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Cheptegei says he nearly quit before Olympics 10k race

Tokyo, Japan | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s most decorated athlete Joshua Cheptegei has said that he almost quit the Olympic games before the final kickoff due to pressure. The long-distance runner says that he endured a lot of pressure which caused him mental distress and anxiety before the 10,000 metres …

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