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Nanyondo qualifies for 800m semi-finals
Publish Date: Jul 30, 2014
Nanyondo qualifies for 800m semi-finals
Nanyondo (No. 2) finished second behind Jessica Smith of Canada. PHOTOS: Norman Katende
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By James Bakama in Glasgow
 
Thursday

Athletics 800m

8:56pm Women’s semis

9:50pm Men’s final

Badminton

4pm-Round of 16

Table tennis

12:30pm Women’s doubles
Ghana v Uganda
 

Uganda’s Winnie Nanyondo has qualified for the 800m semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

She clocked two minutes 05.29.

she was second in heat two won by Canada's Jessica Smith in 2:05.22. The top three runners runners in each of the three races advanced together with the two fastest losers.

Nanyondo will compete in the semi - final on Thursday

Veteran coach Absolom Ojwang is one of those who believe the sky is the limit for Nanyondo.

“She might be lacking in physique, but she has that rare mix of speed and stamina that would be every medium and long distance athlete’s envy,” stated Ojwang at been a recent national trial.

She easily passes unnoticed. Standing at just five feet, it takes a lot of convincing to accept that this small bodied runner is actually one of Uganda’s best talents.

Nanyondo finishes the race behind Smith. PHOTO: Norman Katende

No wonder Nanyondo had initially been also entered in the 1500m. As for her speed, she will have more use for her fast strides in the women’s 4x 400 relay at the weekend.

There will also be table tennis action at the Scotoun complex with Uganda taking on Ghana in women’s doubles.  Uganda will also be in action in the badminton round of 16.

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