Sport
Nanyondo hits Glasgow mark with new PB
Publish Date: Jun 03, 2014
Nanyondo hits Glasgow mark with new PB
Nanyondo will now focus on improving her time ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Photo by Mpalanyi Ssentongo
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Norman Katende

Flanders Cup

Women 800m

1 Sanne Verstegen (NED) 2.00.95

2 Renelle Lamote (FRA) 2.01.35

3 Alison Leonard (GBR) 2.01.81

4 Winnie Nanyondo (UGA) 2.01.91

WINNIE Nanyondo booked her place at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games team after clocking 2 minutes 1.92 seconds at the 800m women event at the Flanders Cup in Oordegem, Belgium on Saturday night. 

The time was an improvement to her personal best of 2:02.23 which she ran at Namboole Stadium last month.

In her first international competition outside Uganda, after the World Junior championships in Barcelona, Spain, where she was a finalist, Nanyondo managed a fourth place finish at the games in the event won by Dutch runner Sanne Verstegen in 2:00.95.

The World Cross Country women gold medallist promised to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games and by beating the qualifying mark of 2 minutes 3.50 seconds shows that she can now concentrate on not only improving on the time, but also concentrate on how she will be able to beat athletes from neighbours Kenya to the podium.

In the race, she managed to keep with the leaders, at times dictating the pace till the last 200m where the strides of Verstegen and France’s Renelle Lamote proved too good for her in the sprint finish, which saw less than one second separating the top four athletes.

The athlete who is under Global Sports Communication is set to have a number of races as she prepares for the Commonwealth Games and her target is to run below the 2 minute mark and rewrite the national record.

The current record stands at 1:59.08 which was set by Annet Negesa at the Fanny Blanks Games in the Netherlands in 2012.

Related stories

Nanyondo predicted gold and got it

Cheptegei, Nanyondo the toast of March

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Pro-Am attracts 200 golfers ahead of Pro
Over 200 golfers including professionals are ready to tee off in the Pro-Am event of the Tusker Malt Lager Uganda Open at Kitante on Tuesday...
Maxime, Ssentamu defeat Kenyans
Despite defeating Kenya national team captain and MX1 champion Ivan Guya during the fifth round of the National Motocross Championship at Victoria Race Way Park Garuga on Sunday, Maxime Van was not happy with the results of the day....
This is serious! Where are the NBL fans?
MARK Opio's 24-point display in the Stanbic Warriors' 73-52 victory over Our Saviour arguably the individual performance of the weekend in the National Basketball League...
Al Shandy await KCCA in quarterfinals
WEDNESDAY will see KCCA of Uganda facing Al Shandy from Sudan before the cracker between the two Tanzanian giants Young Africans and Azam...
She Cranes relishing the big stage
FROM games that are at times attended by just a handful of people, the She Cranes have been thrust onto the big stage...
Amateurs to face Pros at Uganda Open
WITH the Tusker Malt Uganda Amateur Open out of the way, focus now turns to the Professionals Open which starts with an official practice round on Monday...
Should government create more constituencies?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter