Uganda’s Solomon Mutai wins Silver on the final day of Commonwealth

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Gold Coast, Australia:

Uganda’s athlete Solomon Munyo  Mutai has won a silver Medal in the Men’s Marathon on the last day of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia on Sunday evening.

Mutai’s chance for a medal came clear after Scottish Hawkins in the first place withdrew from the race with only 5kms to the finish line and paved way for Australian Michael Shelley and Solomon Mutai to finish first and second respectively.

Australia’s Micheal Shelley clocked 2:16:46 while Mutai finished the Marathon in 2:19:02, before the Scottish Robby Simpson made the mark to win the first ever Marathon Medal for his Country since 1970, he clocked 2:19:36 and clinched a Bronze medal.

The other Ugandan and second African in top eight Alex Chesakit finished 7th in 2:23:06.

Mutai’s Silver makes a tally of six medals with 3 Gold, Silver and 2 Bronze, Stella Chesang’s Gold in Women’s 10000m race and the two gold medals for Joshua Cheptegei in both Men’s 5000m and 10000m, Solomon Mutai’s Silver and Mercyline Chelangat Bronz in Women’s 10000M plus Juma Miiro’s Bronze in Men’s Lightweight Boxing.

However, according to the Medal table Uganda finished in 15th position and in Africa Uganda lie in fourth position behind Kenya (14th), Nigeria (9th) and South Africa (6th).

Australia is on the top of the Medal list with 198 Medals, England second with 136, India and Canada in Third and Fourth, above New Zealand in fifth.

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