25th Apr
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Super weekend for Ugandans

A Super Blessed Weekend for Ugandan Athletes Competing Abroad Sat 23rd – Sun 24th April 2022 Saturday 23rd April 2022. USA based athlete in Georgia Institute of Technology, Ayikoru Scovia, runs the second fastest 200m for a Ugandan female this season. She finishes 2nd in the 200m with a personal best time of 23.84 while in the 400m she returned a time of 54.23. Sunday 24th April 2022. 1. In Madrid, Linet Toroitich Chebet runs the 2nd Fastest Marathon by a Ugandan Woman with a time of 2:26:22. Only Juliet Chekwel has ever run faster with a time of 2:23:11 in February 23rd 2020 in the Sevile Marathon. Linet’s super time was only good enough for 4th position behind Ethiopians Siranesh Y Dagne 2:24:37, Meseret A Y Alema 2:25:18 and Kasu B Lemeneh 2:26:18. In the same Marathon, Geofrey Kusuro finishes 2nd with a time of 2:09:24 behind Ethiopian Abdela Godana 2:08:44. 2. Cheptegei Rebecca running the Padova Marathon in Italy wins’ the Women Category with a time of 2:31:21 ahead of Eritrean Kahsay Lemlem 2:35:53. In the same event Chelangat Annet ran the half marathon with a time of 1:12:21 in 4th position behind Nahimana C of Burundi, 1:12:00, Njeri Maina V, Kenya 1:11:30 and winner, Kebede S, 1:11:13 of Ethiopia. 3. Meanwhile Kissa Stephen rewrites Uganda’s National Record when he finishes 2nd in the Haspa Marathon in Hamburg, Germany, with a time of 2:04:48 behind Kenyan Kotut Cybrian 2:04:47. Another Ugandan, Kiplangat Victor 2:05:09 was 4th behind 3rd placed Ethiopian, Tedesse Workinesh 2:05:07. When ratified, Kissa will hold the National Record and Kiplangat will have the 2nd fastest Marathon run, behind current National record holder, Felix Chemonges, 2:05:12 achieved on 20th October 2019 in Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Canada. 4. Solomon Mutai running in the Enschede Marathon in Netherlands comes in 6th position with a time of 2:11:01. The race was won by Kenyan Tuwei 2:07:43 while country mate Enock Onchari finished 2nd in a time of 2:07:52. 5. Finally our Secondary Schools Athletes competing in their first ever World Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in Strbske Peso in Slovakia, are able to bag the two team Gold Medals for the Boys and Girls categories. They also win an individual Gold in the Girls 3Km by Loice Chekwemoi 9:59 while Team Mate Mauren Chebet 10:04 won a Bronze Medal. In the Boys 5 Km, Dolphine Chelimo 15:12 won Silver, while Abel Chebet 15:16 won a Bronze. The full result of the team members in Slovakia stands as follows: GIRLS 3 Km Posn Names School Class Time 1st Loice Chepkwemoi Chemanga Seed SS S. 3 9:59 3rd Maureen Chebet Chemwania High School S. 2 10:04 9th Edith Chebet Katwoi Seed School S. 1 10:32 10th Vicky Chekwemoi KAPCHORWA SS S. 3 10:41 14th Financia Chekwemoi Standard High Zana S. 1 10:54 17th Priscilla Akello Standard High Zana S. 3 11:35 BOYS 5 Km Posn Names School Class Time 2nd Dolphin Chelimo Chemwania High School S. 2 15:12 3rd Abel Chebet Kapchorwa SS S. 4 15:16 5th Naido Krop Dominic Standard S. 4 15:20 6th Solomon Cherotwo Elgon Emirates S. 4 15:21 7th Godwin Yeko Kapchorwa SS S. 4 15:28 27th Fred Kiptoo Kapai SS S. 2 19:10 Team Scores Posn Girls Agg Boys Agg 1st Uganda 23 Uganda 16 2nd Morocco 27 Morocco 32 3rd Spain 29 Spain 37 4th Lithuania 79 Lithuania 79 5th Slovakia 109 Slovakia 109 6th Belgium 140 Ukraine 130 7th - - Belgium 132 The excellent performance of our young athletes follows Uganda Athletics Federations amicable relationship with the Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association. These athletes have been taking part in all our activities so far where they have built confidence and experience leave alone technical guidance from our coaches and officials. The team to Slovakia was dressed by UAF kit provider Nike. This relationship will also see the Secondary Schools Athletics Championships being telecast Live by UAF official partners, the Next Media Group of companies. Uganda Athletics Federation has similar cordial relationships with Associations of Uganda University Sports (AUUS), Uganda Para Olympic Sports Association, the Uganda Deaf Sports Association and the Athletics Federations of our neighboring states like South Sudan, Kenya, Rwanda and others. Next on our domestic Calendar of activity is the 5th UAF Trials in Namboole on Saturday 30th of April 2022, which is likely to be the last event before we name our representatives to most of the International events ahead of us. The Uganda Secondary Schools Association will also be able to put in place their final selection of athletes to participate in the ISF Under 18 Summer Games in Normandie France 14th – 18th May 2022. Abdallah Muhammed Publicity Secretary UAF

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