World Championships: Six Ugandans In Action On Final Day


Sunday, August 27
•Men’s Marathon (8am) – Victor Kiplangat, Stephen Kissa, Andrew Kwemoi
•Men’s 5000m Final (9:20pm) – Oscar Chelimo
•Women’s 800m Final (9:45pm) – Halima Nakaayi
•Women’s 3000m SC (10:05pm) – Peruth Chemutai

Six Ugandans will be in action on Sunday, the closing day, at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest in Hungary.

Uganda has won one medal, gold, by Joshua Cheptegei who powered to 10,000m title.

And the country will be hopeful to finish off the championship on what promises to be a thrilling day.

First in action are the Marathoners early morning in the Men’s category led by Victor Kiplangat who won this distance at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham last year.

He will be joined by Andrew Kwemoi and Stephen Kissa, the latter set a national record of 2:04:48 last year in Hamburg.

Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia will be the outright favourite having won this event last year in Oregon in a quickest time of 2:05:36.

Oscar Chelimo who won bronze last year in Oregon, will line up in the Men’s 5000m final hoping for a medal once again.

He came fifth in Heat Two in a time of 13:33.40 to progress to the final and will be in a classy field that has among other Jakob Ingebrigsten.

Halima Nakaayo will be in the Women’s 800m final, hoping to win a medal as she won gold in 2019 Doha.

Nakaayi finished third in her Heat behind Mary Moraa (Kenya) and Athing Mu (United States), to go through as a non-automatic qualifier.

Peruth Chemutai will hope collect a medal at the Women’s 3000m SC, an event she won gold from at the Tokyo Olympics.

She won bronze last year in Commonwealth Games and will hope to put up another remarkable performance once again.

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