Tokyo Olympics: Uganda Shines As Kenya Fails Podium Finish In 5000M

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei is the 2020 Tokyo Olympics 5000M gold medalist.

Joshua won the race in in a time of 12:58.15, becoming the first ever Ugandan to win the race.

Kenya’s sole representative in the race Nicholas Kimeli finished fourth outside the medal bracket.

Read: Tokyo Olympics: Abel Kipsang Shatters Olympics Record In 1500M

Somali born Canadian Mohammed Ahmed took the silver in a time of 12:58.61 with Kenyan-born American Paul Chelimo claimed the bronze in 12:59.05.

Kenya has been waiting for a 5000m gold since 1988, a 10,000m gold since 1968.

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.


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