Emong powers Uganda to Paralympic bronze medal


Uganda’s David Emong scooped bronze in the men’s 1500m T46 at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic games.

Emong posted 3:53:51 to finish third in the race on Saturday morning.

Russia’s Alexander Yaremchuk clinched gold in a time of 3:52.08 seconds.

Bulgarian runner Hristiyan Stoyanov claimed silver with a time of 3:52.63 seconds.

It’s five years since David Emong first Paralympic medal, silver in the 1500m T46 race at the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Prior to this race, Emong’s major challenge was lack of regular international competitions. He had last raced in March in Tunisia.

Emong is the 2017 Nile Special-Uganda Sports Press Association (Uspa) sports personality and male athlete of the year is a gold standard for all Ugandan Paralympians.

Unlike in Rio five years ago where Emong was the nation’s only representative at the Paralympic games, this time in Tokyo Uganda took four participants who are swimmer Husnah Kukundakwe, Runner Peace Oroma and Badminton player Ritah Asiimwe.

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