Cheptegei and Kiplimo win silver and bronze medals in Olympics


Uganda’s duo Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo have won silver and bronze olympics medals repectively in the men’s 10,000 meter final on Friday. The duo came second and third after Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega who took the gold medal.

Cheptegei and Kiplimo’s success means Uganda has won it’s ever double medals in the Olympics men’s 10,000m final.

Cheptegei had to put in a spirited last minute run to catch up with the eventual Ethiopian winner who had trailed him throughout the race but failed to beat him to the finishing line. Barega won the race in 27 min 43.22 sec, Cheptegei in second with 27:43.63 while Kiplimo registered 27:43.88 in third. Stephen Kisa, another Ugandan pulled out of the race due to unknown reasons.