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Uganda: Double Gold – Kiplimo Is the New Cheptegei!

Commonwealth Video games

Kiplimo 3.08.08

Kimeli 13:08.19

Krop 13:08.48

World Below-20 Championships

W 5000m last

Prisca Chesang

Birmingham, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | The look on Nicholas Kimeli’s face (photograph above) mentioned all of it. Jacob Kiplimo can solely be a human operating machine!

For the second last in a row, Uganda’s Kiplimo stepped on the pedal within the last 100 meters to win gold and deny Kenyans glory on the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham.

The Kenyans should already be uninterested in seeing him.

Just a few days after the 21-year-old Ugandan confirmed Daniel Ebenyo and Kibiwott Kandie a clear pair of heels within the 10,000m last, he did it once more Saturday evening when Kenyan opposition was the ultimate problem within the run to gold.

After a detailed 12 laps, Jacob Krop and Kimeli charged on the within lane within the last 200meters and appeared to have discovered an answer to the Ugandans – however didn’t know what was behind them.

Kiplimo sprinted previous them with 30 meters to go and held on to victory in 13:8:08 for a historic Ugandan double.

Having earlier gained the ten,000m gold, he now turns into the third Ugandan to finish a double (5000m and 10000m) on the Commonwealth Video games after Joshua Cheptegei (2018 Gold Coast) and Moses Kipsiro (2010 Delhi).

In whole, Uganda has registered 5 medals, three of those are gold and two bronze.

“It was a beautiful efficiency for me,” mentioned Kiplimo. “I’ve two (gold medals) and I am so glad about it.

In Cali, Colombia, Uganda gained her first and solely medal, a bronze, courtesy of Prisca Chesang within the 5000m last.



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