12 April 2018

Uganda's 800m Trio to Hit the Track Today

Gold Coast — 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games medalist Winnie Nanyondo will lead Uganda's three female 800m runners when their heats take place tonight at Carrara stadium.

Nanyondo has recovered from her exertions in the 1500m final where she finished 10th in a personal best time of 4:06.05 and will compete in the third heat.

Dorcus Ajok will open Uganda's quest in the opening heat with Halima Nakaayi getting a first taste of the track in the second heat.

Uganda's Chef De Mission at the Games Beatrice Ayikoru, a former national athlete, has hopes in all three girls. "As Uganda, we can only hope that all three girls are in the right mental and physical shape because their potential is undoubted."

Good nick

Nakaayi and Ajok have looked in top shape if their qualification times are anything to go by while Nanyondo will seek to use her bronze-winning experience from four years ago to go one better here.

In the women's javelin yesterday, Josephine Lalam threw 48.92 metres to finish eighth. The gold medal winner, Kathryn Mitchell of Australia, posted a throw of 68.92.

The other Ugandan who will be in action today is Cleopatra Mungoma who will compete in the women's 50m Rifle Prone finals.

TODAy'S SCHEDULE - ATHLETICS

800m HeatS

*Docus Ajok - Heat 1 of Rd 1 at 5:20am

*Halima Nakaayi - Heat 2 of Rd 1 at 5:28am

*Winnie Nanyondo - Heat 3 of Rd 1 at 5:36am

Women's 50m Rifle Prone finals

*Cleopatra Mungoma in action at 7am

Badminton - men singles rd of 16

*Brian Kasirye vs Chong Wei Lee (Malaysia)

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