Uganda Athletics Federation Reveals team for Paris Olympic Games

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Cheptegei and compatriot Kiplimo at the 2020 Tokyo Games

David GOMBE

The Uganda Athletics Federation has announced the team of athletes who will represent Uganda at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

The team is headlined by 5000m and 10000m World record holder Joshua Cheptegei, double Commonwealth champion (5000 and 10000) Jacob Kiplimo.

Cheptegei won gold at the Tokyo Games in 5000m and silver in 10000m while Kiplimo smiled to bronze over the 10000m.

Cheptegei and Kiplimo will hold Uganda’s hopes for glory

Peruth Chemutai who become the first female Ugandan athlete to clinch gold at the Olympic game for her astonishing 3000m steeplechase triumph in Tokyo is also part of the team.

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Commonwealth and World Marathon Champion Victor Kiplagat is the other notable athlete on the team.

Besides Cheptegei, Kiplimo and Chemutai, the other Ugandan athletes to win Olympic medals in Athletics are John Akibua (gold in 400m hurdles, 1972 Munich), Davis Kamoga (bronze in 400m, 1996 Atlanta), and Stephen Kiprotich (gold in Marathon, 2012 London).

Uganda Athletes To Paris Olympics

Men:
Tarsis Orogot (200m), Tom Drariga (800m), Jacob Kiplimo (5000m/10,000m), Joshua Cheptegei (5000m/10,000m), Oscar Chelimo (5000m), Martin Kiprotich (10,000m), Leonard Chemonges (3000m SC), Victor Kiplangat (Marathon), Stephen Kissa (Marathon), Andrew Kwemoi (Marathon)

Women:
Halima Nakaayi (800m), Winnie Nanyondo (1500m), Joy Cheptoyek (5000m/10,000m), Esther Chebet (5000m), Sarah Chelangat (10,000m), Annet Chelangat (10,000m), Peruth Chemutai (3000m SC), Stella Chesang (Marathon), Rebecca Cheptegei (Marathon), Mercyline Chelangat (Marathon)

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Standby – Belinda Chemutai (5000m), Loice Chekwemoi (3000m SC)

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