Cheptegei

Cheptegei soars to a new height

By Wasswa Deo

Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei Kirui has bagged his second Commonwealth gold medal in Australia after winning the men’s 10,000m final after clocking for 27 minutes and 19 seconds.

The 21-year- Cheptegeyi got the first gold medal in the men’s 5000m final , where he beat Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed and Edward Zakayo of Kenya.

Cheptegei has become the only the second man in Ugandan history to complete a 5000m and 10,000m Commonwealth double at the same Games.

Moses Kipsiro was the first to do it in 2010 in New Delhi, India.

Cheptegeyi second gold medal has now lifted Uganda team  from 18th position to 14th in the competition.

Uganda is currently holding 5 medals of which 3 are gold and 2 bronze.

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