Tokyo Olympics: Great News As Uganda’s Nanyondo, Nakayi Qualify For 800m Semi Finals

Tokyo Olympics: Great News As Uganda’s Nanyondo, Nakayi Qualify For 800m Semi Finals

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By Spy Uganda

Its a moment of joy for Ugandans especially sports fans after country’s duo athletes made it to semifinals in the women’s 800m at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics Qualifiers.

In the competitions that kicked off today’s morning at 3:25am, Ugandan middle-distance runner Albert Chemutai was the first to grace the track before he sadly fell short of qualifying for the 3000m steeplechase final.

Chemtai finished a distant ninth in Heat 1 as he crossed the finish line in a time of 8:29.81.

However, Uganda’s hope was quickly revived by middle distance athletes Winnie Nanyondo and Halima Nakayi who made it perfectly to Women’s 800m semifinals.

Nanyondo finished second in the first heat in 2:02.02, barely a second behind race winner Renelle Lamote of France.

World champion Nakaayi finished fourth in fast-paced Heat 2 and advances to the semifinals as one of the next fastest six across the six heats. Nakaayi’s 2:00.92 puts her second on the list of the six fastest out of the field qualification places.

The semifinals are scheduled for Saturday, July 31 starting at 2:50pm (EAT).

Below Is The General Performance For All Runners

Athletics – Women’s 800m Round 1 Summary
Qualification Rules : First 3 In Each Heat (Q) & The Next 6 Fastest (q) Advance To The Semifinals

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