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Uganda gets the first gold medal in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

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Peruth Chemutai has today made ugandans proud as she became the first Ugandan woman to win an Olympic gold medal when she triumphed in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old clocked a time of 9:01.45 to finish over three seconds ahead of American silver medallist Courtney Frerichs with Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng taking the bronze.
she overtook the American on the last lap before crossing the line 3.34 seconds ahead of her.
She joins other 3 Ugandans, John Akii-Bua’s who won 400m 1972 and Stephen Kiprotich’s victory in the 2012 marathon so far with gold medal.

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