She finished third in the women’s 3000m steeplechase race at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Alexander stadium, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
She fell down and got injured, regardless though, she got up and soldiered on to race to the end – finishing third to settle for bronze in the final on day 8 of the games.
The Ugandan clocked nine minutes & 23.24 seconds to take Uganda’s medal tally to four. Jackline Chepkoech, the 2021 World Under-20 3,000 steeplechase Kenyan gold medalist stretched in the lead to become the new Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase champion. She had led at the bell in 8:01.01 before cruising to victory. Briton, Elizabeth Bird, secured silver in 9:17.79.
Gold: Jackline Chepkoech (Kenya)
Silver: Elizabeth Bird (England)
Bronze: Peruth Chemutai (Uganda)
Shortly after the race had come to a close, Chemutai limped to a wheelchair that swiftly whisked her away. The extent of the injury could not be established immediately.
Meanwhile, Uganda’s middle distance runner Haron Adoli produced a lifetime best of 45.80 seconds to win the 400m semifinal Heat 1 and qualify for Sunday’s lap final at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Joshua Cheptegei won another gold medal
In similar news by NEWSLEXPOINT.com, the name Joshua Cheptegei has become quite synonymous with medals but more especially gold medals. The Ugandan long-distance runner was at it again as he clinched another gold medal today morning.
This was during the Nike Prefontaine Classic in the United States of America. Cheptegei clocked a time of 12:57:99. This was in the 5000m and although he didn’t set another world record, he was still able to pip the rest of the competitors to gold.
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