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Silver for Cheptegei, bronze for Kiplimo

🔴 RESULT ➡ 🏆 10,000m final Barega ✳Gold Cheptegei ✳Silver Kiplimo ✳ Bronze Tokyo, Japan | THE INDEPENDENT | Ethiopia’s Selemo Barega won the 10,000m final in a slow time of 27:43.22, denying Ugandans Joshua Cheptegei (27:43.63) and Jacob Kiplimo (27:43.88), who settled for silver and bronze. After a tactical race that …

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Kathleen Noble’s rowing medal chase ends

  Tokyo, Japan | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s rower Kathleen Grace Noble’s chance for any medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games has come to an end after the athlete fell short in the Repechage contest of the Women’s single sculls race Saturday. She has nevertheless Sunday morning qualified for the …

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The untold story of weightlifter Julius Sekitoleko

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government officials have remained cagey about the exact disciplinary action weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko faces following his failed attempt to stay in Japan, where he was part of Team Uganda at the ongoing Olympics. CID spokesperson Charles Twiine said the police were last night interviewing …

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‘Missing’ Ugandan weightlifter returns home

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Weightlifter  Julius Ssekitoleko, who went missing for a few days in Tokyo and was finally traced, has today returned safely to Uganda. He vanished from the Olympic village facilities in Izumisano City last week, leaving a note saying he was seeking to stay in Japan. He …

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SAFETY FIRST: Tokyo 2020 will have no spectators

Tokyo, Japan | THE INDEPENDENT & XINHUA | The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and the Government of Japan (GoJ) have met today, and agreed to COVID-19 restrictions that will see no spectators at the main venues. …

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Japan declares 4th state of emergency for Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan | Xinhua | The Japanese government decided Thursday to put capital Tokyo under the fourth state of emergency over COVID-19, covering the duration of the Olympics, in an effort to curb a recent surge in infections. The emergency state will be effective from Monday to Aug. 22, which may …

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