Mutai best bet to break marathon jinx

first_img1982 Brisbane030318 Tweets about #GC2018 uganda 2014 Glasgow104518 MedalNameGamesSportEvent  Abraham Kiplimo (UGA)2:12:23 1998 Kuala Lumpur001132  SilverVictor Byarugaba1982 BrisbaneBoxingLight Middleweight  SilverAli Rojo1974 ChristchurchBoxingBantamweight GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotalRank  SilverJames Odwori1974 ChristchurchBoxingLight Flyweight 1958 Cardiff010117  SilverPatrick Etolu1954 VancouverAthleticsHigh Jump 1966 Kingston001119  GoldBoniface Kiprop2006 MelbourneAthletics10,000 metres 1974 Christchurch243910  SilverThomas Kawere1958 CardiffBoxingWelterweight 1990 Auckland202411 2010 Delhi200218  GoldJames Odwori1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Flyweight  SilverRuth Kyalisima1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles  GoldBenson Masanda1970 EdinburghBoxingHeavyweight 1994 Victoria002224  GoldMohamed Muruli1974 ChristchurchBoxingWelterweight  Michael Shelley (AUS)2:11:15PB  GoldMohamed Muruli1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Welterweight  SilverShadrack Odhiambo1974 ChristchurchBoxingFeatherweight 4 Munyo Solomon Mutai (UGA)2:12:26 Uganda’s history at Commonwealth games 1970 Edinburgh33179center_img  SilverJoseph Lubega2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Heavyweight 2002 Manchester020230  GoldGodfrey Nyakana1990 AucklandBoxingLightweight (– 60 kg)  GoldGeorge Oywello1962 PerthBoxingHeavyweight  GoldJustin Juuko1990 AucklandBoxingLight Flyweight (– 48 kg)  SilverMohamed Kayongo2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Welterweight  GoldDorcus Inzikuru2006 MelbourneAthletics3000m Steeplechase RankAthleteTimeNotes  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics5,000 metres  SilverDeogratias Musoke1970 EdinburghBoxingFeatherweight Total1315214918  GoldAyub Kalule1974 ChristchurchBoxingLightweight  SilverPeter Rwamuhanda1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics10,000 metres  SilverLeo Rwabwogo1970 EdinburghBoxingFlyweight  SilverKesi Odongo1962 PerthBoxingLightweight The three marathon runners Uganda has fielded in Gold Coast, are the same team that competed at the last World Championships in London last year.  Uganda’s Solomon Mutai finished 11th in 2:13:29, and Robert Chemonges 43rd in in  2:21:24. Cheskit fell out.Meanwhile, it has been a day of mixed results for Uganda Saturday, the penultimate day of the competition.Uganda Rugby Cranes were shot down early, falling 31-5 to Wales, 54-0 by Fiji and 33-10 to Sri Lanka. Share on: WhatsApp 2006 Melbourne201315 The track and field women’s relay team came 8th in the 400m relay  final while Julite Chekwel came 4th in 15:30.17. Mercyline Chelangat came 11th in 15:50.01.Uganda has so far won three gold and two bronze medals. They are 16th on the standings table.The curtain will draw on the XXI Commonwealth Games later in the day but not before one final celebration in true Gold Coast style.Eleven days after a spectacular opening, the Closing Ceremony will deliver a fitting tribute to the remarkable athletic feats, extraordinary teamwork and marvellous community participation on show throughout the Games.Carrara Stadium will host the Closing Ceremony with an emotional, fun and dazzling finale.Uganda medals Commonwealth games 1962 Perth114611  Stephen Kwelio Chemlany (KEN)2:11:58  SilverWilliam Koskei1970 EdinburghAthletics400 metres hurdles 1954 Vancouver010114 FILE PHOTO: Mutai (left) will lead Team Uganda in the absence of  former World Champion Kiprotich and long distance ace Kipsiro.  PHOTO IAAFSunday 1.15am: Uganda ??marathon team   Robert Chemonges, Alex Chesakit, Solomon MutaiSunday 1pm: CLOSING CEREMONYGold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT | In the absence of former Olympic and World champion Stephen Kiprotich, Team Uganda will be led by Solomon Mutai as the Commonwealth games conclude with the marathon on Sunday.In a few hours time, Mutai will lead an experienced Ugandan marathon team out still seeking a first ever Commonwealth Games gold.  Gold success has come in other track events, especially the 10,000m, but the luck of the Commonwealth marathon is still lacking.The marathon has provided Uganda most medals at the World Championships –  two out of the country’s five so far. Add the gold from the 2012 Olympics, and the 42.19 km event remains one of Uganda’s main medal hopes.Going by his personal best time of 2:09:59, Mutai, World championship 2015 bronze medalist, will be one of the athletes to watch as the Commonwealth Games ends for Uganda with the marathon.He will aim to improve on his 4th place in the last Commonwealth games in Glasgow, one of the best performances in the marathon for Uganda. Abraham Kiplimo got the first marathon medal. A year earlier, Mutai had finished 8th at the Rio Olympics.Uganda’s marathon team would have been the strongest ever if the athletics governing body UAF had agreed to a request by triple-gold medalist Moses Kipsiro to feature in the marathon, and not the 10,000m race in which he had been placed. He was dropped from the team altogether.  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2014 GlasgowAthletics10,000 metres  SilverSilver Ayoo1974 ChristchurchAthletics400 metreslast_img read more