Joshua Cheptegei Lifts Uganda Flag High, Wins Golden Medal in Doha IAAF World Championships

Posted on Oct 07, 2019
By Ssekamatte Vicent
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Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei yesterday Sunday 6th October 2019 won the 10,000M race to leave Ugandans across the world jubilating. 

He posted a high speed of 20.40.3s to become the first Ugandan to win this kind of race. His victory comes a few days after Halima Nakayi won the gold in the 800m race.

  • Uganda finished 9th in the table with two gold medals, tied with the Netherlands. 
  • USA tops the table with 14 gold medals, 11 silver medals and 4 bronze medals. 
  • Kenya is second with 5 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 5 bronze medals.

The ten day-even in Doha-Qatar ended with USA as the champions and with Great Britain dissapointed after finishing with only five medals the least since 2005.

  • Great Britain finished 6th with two gold medals and three bronze medals.

Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Ecuador, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria. Switzerland, Newzeland were all tied in the 31st position after managing only one bronze medal.


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