ATHLETICS: NCS flags off representatives for World Championships

David GOMBE

National Council of Sports (NCS) and the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) flagged off six athletes on Tuesday morning for the forthcoming World Championships.

The flagging off ceremony was graced by AIGP Andrew Sorowen and Assistant General Secretary NCS, David Katende.

Uganda will be represented by 22 Athletes at the 17th edition of the IAAF World Athletics championships. The event is slated for 27th September to 6th October in Doha at the Multipurpose Khalifa International Stadium.

The first bunch comprises of Shida Leni, Stella Chesanga, Peruth Chemutai, Stephen Kissa, Linet Chebet and Rachael Zena Chebet who will travel to Doha this evening.

Winnie Nanyondo, Oscar Chelimo, Halima Nakayi and Ronald Musagala who are already in Europe will link up with them in Doha.

Jacob Kiplimo, Solomon Mutai, Stephen Kiprotich and Joshua Cheptegei will depart for Doha on October 4th.

All the 22 representatives

Men

Ronald Musagala – 1500m
Oscar Chelima-1500m
Stephen Kissa-500m
Abdallah Mande -10000m
Joshua Cheptegei -10000m
Jacob Kiplimo – 10000m
Stephen Kiprotich -Marathon
Solomon Mutai – Marathon
Fred Musoba – Marathon
Albert Chemutai – 3000 Steeplechase
Benjamin Kiplagat – 3000 Steeplechase

Women

Shida Leni -400m
Halimah Nakayi- 800m
Esther Chebet -1500m
Winnie Nanyondo – 1500m
Peruth Chemutai – 3000 steeplechase
Sarah Chelangat – 5000m
Juliet Chekwet – 10000m
Stella Chesang – 10000m
Rachel Zena Chebet – 10000m
Linet Chebet Toroitich – Marathon

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