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Nanyondo sets season best in Tokyo albeit finishing outside podium

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Uganda’s female middle distance runner Winnie Nanyondo finished 7th out of a field 13 athletes in the women’s 1500m final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Friday at the Olympic Stadium in Japan.

Nanyondo managed a time of 3:59.80, her season best, in a campaign filled with challenges. However, her personal best (PB) is 3:59.56 which she set in Rabat during the 2019 Diamond League

In the same race, Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon defended her title with a winning time of 3:53.11. Great Britain’s Laura Muir finished with a time of 3:54.50, a national record while Netherland’s Sifan Hassan came third, clocking 3:55.86.

Kenya’s Kipyegon retained her title. Courtesy Photo

So far, Uganda has secured four medals in Tokyo and 11 overall at the games. The four medals comprise of ; Joshua Cheptegei’s gold and silver in the men’s 5000m and 10,00m respectively, Jacob Kiplimo men’s 10,000m bronze and Peruth Chemutai’s women’s 3000m steeplechase gold.

The Olympic Games will wind down this weekend and Uganda is still hoping for more silverware in track events.

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