Hon Dan Wanyama leads other legislators to win the 200-metre race
The eighth Inter-Parliamentary games tournament has kicked off in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with different legislators topping a number of the track and field events.
In athletics, Parliament of Uganda’s Julius Acon Bua lit the main stadium in the 1,500 metres men finals to capture gold returning 04.36 minutes as compatriot, Gaffa Mbwatekamwa settled for second place after posting 5.25 minutes.
Third place went to Kenya’s John Paul Mwirigi.
In the women’s race, the tide changed as Hon Josefa Komba of the Parliament of Tanzania returned 7.28 minutes, few seconds earlier than Hon Anna Adeke of Parliament of Uganda who came second. Third place went to Juliet Kinyamatama of Parliament of Uganda.
The 100-metre dash had a scintillating final. In the men’s race, Hon Vincent Musyoka of Parliament of Kenya made 11.61, 45 seconds ahead of Uganda’s Mbwatekamwa. Third place went to Hon Nixon Korir of Kenya.
Parliament of Kenya’s Hon Mercy Chebeny scooped gold in 400 metres returning 1.23 minutes, three seconds head of Hon Esther Matiku. Christine Achen finished third.
The script was the same as in the men’s 400 metres with Kenya’s Victor Munyaka and Moses Kajwang finishing first and second respectively. Mbwatekamwa managed took third place.
A similar exciting race was the 200 metres where Uganda’s Katwesigye crossed the line first on 35.0 while Rose Tweve and Esther Matiku finished in second and third place respectively.
In the men’s category, Dan Wanyama of Parliament of Kenya led compatriot Charles Nguna. Uganda’s Tom Alero Aza took third place.
In the 4 x 100-metre dash, team Kenya consisting of Dan Wanyama, Victor Munyaka, Nixon Korir and Vincent Musau scooped gold. Uganda’s Benard Atiku, Mbatekamwa, Tom Alero Aza and Pentagon Kamusiime took third spot.