COMMONWEALTH GAMES : Solomon Mutai wins Silver in Marathon

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By: Nacho Black Armo

At Southport Broadwater venue in Gold Coast, Australia history has been made again by another Ugandan at the Commonwealth games 2018.

Solomon Munyo Mutai put up an amazing performance at the Commonwealth games that saw the Ugandan claim a silver second after leader Australia’s Micheal Shelly.

Micheal Sherry defended his medal with a record of 2:16:46, Solomon Mutai came second at 2:19:02, while Scotland’s Robbie Simpson finished third at 2:19:36 and Northern Ireland’s Kevin Seaward finished fourth running at 2:19:54.

Solomon who finished 4th at the 2014 Commonwealth games hosted by Glasgow, Scotland and later on won a bronze at the IAAF World Championships in China 2015 showed greater improvement and that saw him win Uganda another medal.

The 25 year old’s silver medal totals to six medals collected by Uganda with three gold, one silver and two bronze, a medal more than the country’s total collection in Glasgow.

Uganda stands 15 on the medal table among 39 Commonwealth nations a place below East African neighbors Kenya who hang in 14th with a total of 17 medals.

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