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Uganda's Peruth Chemutai Wins Gold In 3000m Olympic Steeplechase Race

Posted on Aug 04, 2021
By LTAdmin


Uganda's Peruth Chemutai has won gold in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time on 9:01.45 at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Chemutai, who created history by becoming Uganda's first woman to win an Olympic medal, edged out Team USA's Courtney Frerichs (silver) and Kenya's Hyvin Kiyeng (bronze).

“I am feeling great. Today I made it. It is the first time Uganda gets the gold medal in 3,000m steeplechase. I am so happy to be an Olympic champion,” the 22-year-old said.

It was a race that threw the rule book out the window, in terms of how one usually paces themselves for this event.

And in an Olympic final that featured eight of the top nine performance so far in 2021, it was hotly contested.

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