IAAF: Uganda’s Nakaayi wins 800m Gold

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DOHA, Qatar

Nakaayi flying Ugandan clors

Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi last evening won gold in the women’s 800 meter final at the 2019 IAAF World Championships Doha, Qatar.

Nakaayi completed 1:58.04 breaking the national record. She was trailed by UAS’s Raeyn Rogers and Ajee Wilson who finished second and third respectively.

Nakaayi’s fellow Ugandan Winnie Nanyondo, came in fourth place in a time of 1:59.18.

“God is good. Winning a women’s gold medal in this race is very good news for us. We still have more medals to come,” Dominic Otuchet, President of the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) told URN Media.

On Tuesday Uganda’s other runners Boniface Abel Sikowo, Albert Chemutai and Benjamin Kiplagat will compete in the heats of the 3000m steeplechase.

Uganda has fielded 22 athletes in the Championship including medal hopefuls Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo.

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