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Bayiga seeks world slot

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th May 2007 03:00 AM

JUSTINE Bayiga will lead other Ugandan runners in a bid to qualify for the World Athletics Championships, when they take onto the track at the East Africa athletics meet that starts at Namboole today.

JUSTINE Bayiga will lead other Ugandan runners in a bid to qualify for the World Athletics Championships, when they take onto the track at the East Africa athletics meet that starts at Namboole today.

By Norman Katende

JUSTINE Bayiga will lead other Ugandan runners in a bid to qualify for the World Athletics Championships, when they take onto the track at the East Africa athletics meet that starts at Namboole today.

The local athletics federation has had to borrow an electronic timer from Kenya for the meet as only electronic times will be considered for the World Championships and the Beijing Olympic Games .

The timer will be used throughout the two-day event that has attracted seven countries in the region. The timer has a photo finish gadget on top of a false start machine.

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan and hosts Uganda will be competing in the event.

Bayiga will face off with Sudan’s Jabir Muna and Kenyan Elizabeth Muthuka in what is expected to be a tough 200m race. She will also face home competition against Emily Nanziri, Emmanuela Oroma and Sarah Alobo in the event. She has opted not take part in her favourite 400m because she will is still recovering from fatigue. Stephen Odwar, Daniel Oketch and Ali Ngaimoko will also parade in the men’s sprint event.

Uganda Athletics Federation has allowed free entrance for the fans at the Namboole event.

Bayiga seeks world slot

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