Ugandan athlete Peruth Chemutai,22, has on Wednesday won gold in the women’s 3,000 meters steeplechase final during the 2020 Olympics games taking place in Tokyo Japan.
The 22-year-old Ugandan timed 9min 01.45sec at the Olympic Stadium, outsprinting American Courtney Frerichs with 250 metres to go to win comfortably.
Frerichs claimed silver in 9:04.79 with Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng taking bronze (9:05.39).
She also becomes the first Ugandan to win a medal at the ongoing games.
Uganda has now won three medals in Tokyo with Joshua Chetegei (Silver) and Jocob Kiplimo (Bronze) winning the other medal, both in the Men’s 10000m.
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