Sport
Confident Nanyondo cruises to final
Publish Date: Jul 31, 2014
Confident Nanyondo cruises to final
Nanyondo (extreme right) held her nerves to make it to the final. Photos/Norman Katende
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Norman Katende

Commonwealth Games
Women 800m semi-final

Heat 2

1 Judd Jessica (ENG) 2:02.26
2 Winnie Nanyondo (UGA) 2:02.83
3 Hamblin Nikki (NZL) 2:02.87

GLASGOW - Winnie Nanyondo kept her Commonwealth Games medal dream alive, after easing through heat two and finishing among the direct three qualifiers to Friday’s final.

The Ugandan 800m runner was more confident than yesterday’ round one race, this time being courageous enough to take the lead and finishing among the top three direct qualification places in the semi-final.

Nanyondo was welcomed to the track with a cold breeze mixed with the nagging drizzle, a sudden change of weather from the one she had warmed up in and he could visibly be seen irked as they went through the ceremonial interactions.

However, when the start gun went, all the troubles were shelved as she ran from deep inside to get a good position and managed to relax and control the pace as she passed the halfway mark in the lead as the rains continued to pound.

With an early sprint in the slowest heat, Nanyondo at one time looked like she might be struggling but at the home stretch, she was more confident, taking charge and just running behind eventual heat winner Jessica Judd of England.

“It was not that bad race. They wanted three and I know I will be among them. The rain was nagging. It was my first time to run in such weather and it was bad,” said Nanyondo after the race.

“I will now go ahead and plan for the final. It is going to be a technical race and I respect Judd and Eunice (Sam-World champion) but all my targets are to be able to get a medal. I believe this is my year,” she said

 

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
Pool: Ssewankambo man to watch
Top seed Fahad Ssewankambo will have another opportunity to justify his rating at the Kampala Open Pool Championship which gets underway at Lumas Arena on Saturday....
Rugby: Panthers vow to beat Thunderbirds
Despite losing four players to Mama of Dubai, Black Panthers have vowed to put up a fight against their rivals Thunderbirds when they meet on Saturday in the women league at Kyadondo Rugby Club....
Mt. Elgon rally for Saturday and Sunday
As rally cars hit the road in Kumi, Bukedea and Mbale in the OiLibya Mt. Elgon Rally Saturday and Sunday, drivers have been warned to observe safety during the event....
Wait till 2019, says FUFA President Magogo
After another AFCON qualification setback FUFA is set to embark on the long term ‘Project Cameroon 2019’ where upcoming tournaments will be used to prepare a team for the finals in five years’ time....
Uganda sends five to World Swimming Championships
National Council of Sports General Secretary Jasper Aligawesa has advised Ugandan National swimmers to ensure they continue with their education alongside the sport....
Football legend Pele says he
Brazil football legend Pele, who has been hospitalized for three days suffering from a urinary infection, reached out to his fans via social media Thursday to say he's "doing fine."...
Should Govt lease parts of Lake Victoria to private developers?
Its Ok
No Way
Not Sure
follow us
subscribe to our news letter