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Ronald Musagala cruises to 800m final
Publish Date: Jul 31, 2014
Ronald Musagala cruises to 800m final
Musagala finishes behind Amos of Botswana. PHOTO: Norman Katende
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By Norman Katende

Commonwealth Games

Men 800m semi-final

Heat 2

1 Amos Nijel (BOT) 1:45.65
2 Ronald Musagala (UGA) 1:45.98
3 Andre Olivier (RSA) 1:46.30
Final: Thursday 9.50pm

Ronald Musagala kept his calm despite finishing second to advance to the finals of the Commonwealth Games men’s 800m race on Wednesday night. The final is due on Thursday night at Hampden Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

A relaxed Musagala, who was placed in lane 2 clocked 1:45.98 to finish behind Amos Nijel of Botswana who clocked 1:45.65.


Musagala cruises to the 800m final in Glasgow. PHOTO: Norman Katende

“I was calculating. I knew that the race had some good sprinters and what I wanted was to make sure that I am among the top three. That is why I hung on  ready to sprint but there was little cause for panic as I was already in the required bracket,” said Musagala, who will be competing in his first international final race.

“It is my first final and I do not want to risk. It is going to be a tactical race and I want to try my level best to see that I win a medal. There are three people who I respect led by (David) Rudisha but I do not fear them. I want to win my maiden medal,” said the athlete who is managed by Global Sports Communication.
 
Musagala has improved a lot since his first competitive race in Moscow last year.

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