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Will Winnie Nanyondo get her groove back in Monaco?

By James Bakama

Added 14th August 2020 03:00 PM

A solid record of eight wins and three-second place finishes out of 27 races on the competitive World Athletics circuit spoke volumes about Nanyondo’s form.

Will Winnie Nanyondo get her groove back in Monaco?

Winnie Nanyondo will compete tonight in Monaco. File Photo

A solid record of eight wins and three-second place finishes out of 27 races on the competitive World Athletics circuit spoke volumes about Nanyondo’s form.

Could Monaco provide Winnie Nanyondo with that opportunity to get her groove back?

There are all signs that results from today's result from the Stade Louis II race in the women's 1000 meter race point at Nanyondo finally back in the headlines.

Nakaayi has since last year been in world 800m champion Halimah Nakaaayi's shadow.

Going into the Doha World Championships last year, Nanyondo was Uganda's top female athlete.

A solid record of eight wins and three-second place finishes out of 27 races on the competitive World Athletics circuit spoke volumes about Nanyondo's form.

Nakaayi on the other had only an All Africa Games bronze and 800m and 4x400 national titles to show going to Doha.

But everything changed in Doha when Nakaayi's produced that golden 800m performance in a 1:58.04 world-leading time and national record. Nanyondo was fourth in the same race,

Halimah Nakaayi is Uganda's top female athlete at the moment.

The spotlight could however turn to Nanyondo's direction in Monaco tonight.

The Ugandans will be battling again, though this time not in the 800m but one of Nanyondo's specialties- the 1000m.

Nakaayi's confesses that her training partner is stronger in the longer race.

"Nanyondo is better in the longer race. But that does not mean that when we compete in that distance I don't give it my best."

Tonight athletics fans across the world will celebrate the return of competitive track and field as the 2020 Wanda Diamond League gets underway in Monaco.

Today

Monaco Diamond League

9:39- Women's 1,000m

Factfile

Winnie Nanyondo

Born 23 August 1993

Club- Uganda Wild Life Authority

Manager-Global Sports Communication

Achievements

2014- Commonwealth 800m bronze

2018- Fourth 800m final Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

2019- 4x400 national record 3:44.44 at Namboole

Personal bests

58.63(National Record)  Stade Louis II, Monaco 2014400m- 53.72, Namboole 2014

800m- 1:

1500m- 3:59.56 National Record in Rabat

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