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Nanyondo lays down marker with impressive run

By James Bakama

Added 27th September 2019 07:14 PM

The diminutive Ugandan won her heat in two minutes 00.36 seconds to cruise to today’s final in Doha’s Khalifa stadium.

Nanyondo lays down marker with impressive run

The diminutive Ugandan won her heat in two minutes 00.36 seconds to cruise to today’s final in Doha’s Khalifa stadium.

 
Winnie Nanyondo underlined her World Championship medal plans today with the fastest time of the women's 800 meter heats.
 
The diminutive Ugandan won her heat in two minutes 00.36 seconds to cruise to today's final in Doha's Khalifa stadium.
 
Uganda's other representative in the two-lap race Halimah Nakaayi also advanced.
 
She finished second in 2:02.33 in a race won by favourite American Ajee Wilson.
 
The first three finishers and the next six fastest finishers in each of the six heats advanced to the penultimate stage.
 
In the 3000-meter women's steeplechase Peruth Chemutai also sent out an early warning of her medal intentions by winning her heat.
 
After keeping amongst the front three she burst out in the final lap to easily win.
 
The first three finishers and the next six fastest finishers in the three heats advanced for Monday's final.
 
Uganda's full team in Doha: Men- Ronald Musagala (1500m), Albert Chemutai, Benjamin Kiplagat and Abel Sikowo (steeplechase), Stephen Kissa, Oscar Chelimo(5000m), Joshua Cheptegei, Jacob Kiplimo Abdalla Mande (10,000m), Stephen Kiprotich, Fred Musobo, Mutai Solomon (marathon).
 
Women: Shida Leni (400m), Halima Nakaayi and Winnie Nanyondo(800m), Esther Chebet and Winnie Nanyondo(1500m), Peruth Chemutai (Steeplechase), Sarah Chelangat (5000m), Juliet Chekwel, Rachael Chebet (10,000m), Linet Chebet (marathon).
 
 

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