Sport
Chekwel records new personal best in France
Publish Date: Jun 25, 2014
Chekwel records new personal best in France
Chekwel (center) pictured competing in Moscow where she broke the national 10000m record. Photo by Norman Katende
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Norman Katende

JULIET Chekwel opened her 2014 account by running a new personal best, though her performance has come a tad late as the final team to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games has already been named.

Chekwel, Uganda’s only woman representative at the 2013 Moscow World Athletics Championships managed to run 15 minutes 43.47 seconds to finish second in the Carquefou International Track Meeting in France over the weekend. Chekwel’s personal best stood at 16:48.7.

But her failure to compete in any track event after the Africa Cross Country Championships left the Uganda Athletics Federation technical committee unaware of her potential of competing on the track.

The national 10000m record holder failed to beat France's Christine Bardelle, who won in a time of 15:15.27.

She however beat Ethiopian duo of Shito Wudessa (15:50.84) and Marta Tigabea (15:15.57) to third and fourth place respectively.

"The first pacer was poor running 3:45 in the first 1000m. I had to push harder and managed to run inside the targeted time of 9:14," Chekwel said.

Chekwel’s prayer now will be to be included on the national team to the explosive Africa Senior Athletics Championships that will be held in Marrakech, Morocco in August.

Uganda’s team to the Commonwealth Games: Solomon Mutai, Abraham Kiplimo, Philip Kiplimo, Moses Kibet, Moses Kipsiro, Timothy Toroitich, Jacob Araptany, Ronald Musagala, Denis Opio, Emmanuel Tugumisirize, Ali Ngaimoko, Anthony  Okiror, Vanis Chemutai, Linnet Toroitich Chebet, Winnie Nanyondo, Emily Nanziri, Shida Leni and Halima Nakaayi 

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
Another big turnout for MTN Marathon
The MTN marathon 42 km race was won by Uganda''s Alex Chesakit (men) and Carolyne Migadde (women) on a wet Sunday morning....
Two bitter rivals on NBL warpath
Delete Wednesday, click refresh then go. Now let us see how you replay a crucial basketball contest that stretched two bitter rivals for 32 hard-fought minutes....
2017 World Cross Country to cost sh3.9bn, gov’t promises funding
Government has promised to fund the local organising committee in preparations to host the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country championships....
Cranes walk in the dark
In the 58th minute, Andy Mwesigwa stood with arms akimbo, shaking his head from side to side. His eyes had just seen red....
Namakula shines at military games
Flavia Namakula extended her brilliant form to the 8th World Military Golf Championship in Bahrain, helping the UPDF ladies team to a silver medal....
KPL: Sserunkuma wins Golden Boot
Uganda Cranes striker Dan Sserunkuma bagged his first Kenya Premier League Golden Boot at the FOYA awards held at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel on Wednesday night....
Should workers be subjected to a 4% Health Insurance Tax??
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter