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Chesang wins Uganda's second gold in Australia

Stella Chesang has won the 10,000m women's gold medal at the on-going 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

The 21-year old Chesang was in the lead for most of the race at the Carrara Stadium in Australia on Monday to record a time for 31:45.30.

Stella Chesang won Uganda's gold medal in the 10,000m. Photo: @letsrundotcom

Another Ugandan Mercyline Chelangat also won a bronze medal in the same race in a time of 31:48.41 behind Kenya's Stacy Ndiwa who was second. The third Ugandan runner in the race Juliet Chekwel finished in 7th position in a time of 31:57.97.

" I want to congratulate Stella Chesang for winning Gold in the Women's 10,000m finals at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. You have done your country proud," Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni also congratulated Chesang moments after the victory on his twitter handle.

On Sunday Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei bagged Uganda's first gold medal when he won the 5,000m final. After the win, Cheptegei has now changed his mind and will run in the 10,000m final on April 15th.

Originally he had opted to run in only the 5,000m final.

"We are happy Cheptegei will now wait for the 10,000m final as well," Dominic Otuchet, chairman of Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) told URN on phone from Australia.


1 Stella Chesang (Uganda) 31:45.30
2 Stacy Ndiwa (Kenya) 31:48.36
3 Mercyline Chelangat (Uganda) 31:4841
4 Beatrice Mutai  (Kenya) 31:49.81
7 Juliet Chekwel (Uganda) 31:57.97


0 #1 Lysol 2018-04-09 20:25
It seems we are getting good sportsmen/women from one particular region of the country. Is that the one bordering our neighbors from the East (Kenya) ?

I trained for marathon with those guys one time (abroad) and they were really good.
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+1 #2 Jama 2018-04-10 02:36
It has become a specialisation for them because they have a favourable geographical location for long distance races.

They could do more than that but they ate neglected by an unsportive regime.
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