Uganda’s Leonard Chemutai Claims Gold in the 3000m Steeplechase at the 23rd Edition of  CAA Championships


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Uganda started by winning two medals at the 23rd edition of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) Championship in Douala, Cameroon, on Sunday, June 23, 2024.

Uganda’s Leonard Chemutai clocked 8:21:29 to win a gold medal in the 3000m men’s steeplechase race, ahead of Kenya’s Edmond Serem and Mathew Kosgei, who settled for silver and bronze with a time of 8:21:94 and 8:21:98, respectively.

However, another Ugandan, Elphas Toroitich, finished in the 8th position with a time of 8:43:91.

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Tom Dradiga took up the bronze in the 800-meter race, finishing 1:46:69 behind the winners, Alex Kipngetich Ngeno of Kenya, and Hainguira Kethobogile of Lesotho, who finished in 1:45:54 and 1:45:54, respectively.

In other races, Uganda’s Haron Adoli finished fifth with a time of 45:62 (400 m), and the gold medal was won by Senegal’s Diouf Tidiana Cheikh with a time of 46:23.

For the 400-meter women’s final, Uganda’s Shida Leni (53:50) came in 7th, and the race was won by South African Miranda Coetzee (51:16), ahead of Zambian Qincy Malekani’s 51:56 and Nigeria’s Joseph Elo’s 51:94.

In the women’s 800m, Uganda’s Susan Aneno finished 7th with 2:02:54 and was won by Kenya’s Sarah Moraa Orobi (2:00:27), ahead of countrymate Lillian Odira (2:00:36), and Mauritius’s Hajji Souaina took bronze with a time of 2:00:91.

The races and field events continue on Monday, June 24, 2024.

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