Team Uganda looks to return to the athletics track at Stade Capfun Le Falaises in France on Thursday, May 19, 2022. As it returns, a couple of its athletes managed to qualify for the finals in different races.
Victor Cherotic already has a medal in the 3000m race, and will also be running in the boy’s 1500m race final.
Other athletes include Loice Chekwemoi in the girls 1500m and 2000m, Maurine Chebet, and Priscilla Akello in the 800m race. Christine Nyawere will run in the 400m and 200m as Raymond Omara qualified for the 800m race.
Nyawere posted a time of 56:64 during heat 1 with Nigeria’s Taiwo Kudoro who won the race with 56:40. In heat 2, Turkish national Ince Nevin posted 55:60. Emma Gicquel from France won heat 3 with 56:16 ahead of Brazilian Ribeiro Julia (55:42).
Cerotic faces off a stiff challenge from Algerian Yasser Touahir in the 1500m for boys. Yasser won heat 1 at 3:54:93, followed by Spaniard Felix Ronaldo Olivo at 3:55:86. Cerotic came in third with 3:55:86.
Elsewhere, Team Uganda hopes to scoop up medals in swimming and Badminton. Badminton singles and doubles knockout games will be played on Thursday as well.
The host cities of these games include Caen Normandie, Deauville, Granville Normandie, Le Harve, and Rouen, amongst other cities.
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