Uganda takes 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze at the WMRA World Mountain Running Championships 2016 - Bulgaria

323 athletes coming from 35 Nations from the continent in the world took part at the 32nd IAAF WMRA World Mountain Running Championships 2016 in Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria. Top runners fought for eight medals and six Countries were very proud for having listened to their national anthem following their victories.

Germany, Czech Rep., Austria and Italy took titles in the female section whilst Uganda and USA took - both - two gold medal each in the male competition.
Medal table showed ten Nations.

IAAF World U20 Championships in Athletics, Bydgoszcz, Poland

Uganda has sent a team of 7 athletes and 2 officials to this year’s IAAF U20 (junior) Championships scheduled in the city of Bydgoszcz, Poland. Team Uganda led by Jacob Kiplimo departs on Saturday, July 16th, 2016 overnight flight in 2 separate groups. The Kampala based group; 4 athletes with one coach will be joined by the 2nd group from Italy; 3 athletes and another coach. The championship that kick starts July 19th, 2016 will run till July 24th, 2016.

The Full team includes;

Women:

2016 Africa Senior Athletics Championships: 22nd - 26th June 2016

Durban, South Africa

A strong 11 man Uganda athletics team is set to depart the country for South Africa on Tuesday for the 2016 Africa Senior Athletics Championships.

The tourist coastal city of Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal province will host that championships that start this Wednesday.

Olympian Janet Achola is one of the stars on Uganda’s team, comprising youth and experienced athletes, who will be competing in Durban in a bid to qualify for the Olympic Games due this August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

National Track & Field Champs recap - 2 more qualify

Uganda's two-day National track and field Championships were crowned on Thursday with Olympic qualification times for Thomas Ayeko (10000m) and Halima Nakaayi (800m). 

With few days to the qualifying deadline of July 11, 22 Ugandans have already hit the 2016 Rio Olympic minimum standards, but only 17 will make the trip - unless more qualify this weekend.

First to qualify at Namboole was Thomas Ayeko; Stretched by 10000m ace Tim Toroitich, Ayeko stunned a strong field Wednesday to become the 4th in contention for one of the three places in the 25-lap race.

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