Uganda has mined more gold at the Gold Coast! Cheptegei



Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei bagged his second Commonwealth gold in Australia after winning the men’s 10,000m final on Friday with the second-fastest time in the event’s history.

The Ugandan’s winning time of 27:19.62 minutes over the 25-lap race is also a new Games record.

The 21-year-old proved too strong for his closest challenger Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed, who had to settle for silver.

Kenya’s Rodgers Kwemoi came in third to take bronze in an absorbing, thrilling and rousing finale inside a vibrant Carrara Stadium at the Gold Coast in Australia.

Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo finished fourth with a season’s best time of 27:30.25 minutes while countrymate Timothy Toroitich was the seventh to cross the line in 27:47.35.

Other Commonwealth Games athletics medals for Uganda

Gold Coast 2018: Stella Chesang (gold) – women’s 10,000m

Gold Coast 2018: Mercyline Chelangat (bronze) – women’s 10,000m

Glasgow 2014: Winnie Nanyondo (bronze) – women’s 800m

Glasgow 2014: Abraham Kiplimo (bronze) – men’s marathon

Melbourne 2006: Dorcus Inzikuru (gold) – women’s 3000m steeplechase


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