Tokyo Olympics: Winnie Nanyondo through to 1500m Women’s Semis

Uganda’s middle-distance runner Winnie Nanyondo racing in Tokyo, Japana (File Photo)

Uganda’s middle-distance runner Winnie Nanyondo has qualified for the Women’s 1500m semifinal at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympic games in Japan.

Nanyondo finished second in heat three race on Monday morning (3:59 am EAT) after posting a time of 4:02.24 to secure his place in the semis ahead of Australia’s Linden Hall (4:02.27) who came third.

Pre-race favourite and Kenyan star Faith Kipyegon crossed the line fast at 4:01.40 to win the race with her ambition to retain the crown remaining on course.

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The top six women in each of the three heats directly qualified for the semi-finals and nine women from Nanyondo’s heat progressed to the next stage.

Nanyondo who last week failed to advance to the 800m final will be hoping for better fortunes in the 15000m distance.

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The women’s 1500m semi-finals will take place on Wednesday 4th August (1:12 pm EAT) at the Olympic stadium.

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