Uganda Celebrates Kiprotich's Olympic Gold Medal


information pills geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>Kiprotich won the gold medal in the Olympic marathon finishing in 2.08:01, tadalafil a huge record for the nation.

Uganda last won a gold medal in 1972 when Aki Bua came first in the 400m hurdles at the Olympic Games. The Peal of Africa also last scooped an Olympic medal in 1996 when quarter miler Davis Kamoga got bronze.

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Kiprotich started with a good show before surging forward in the last minutes to prove his worth in the 15km race.

This magnificent triumph has enabled Uganda to move a step forward in not only clinching a record-breaking gold medal after four decades but sending a signal to all concerned authorities that the country has the ability to rise and shine again.

Kiprotich was on his feet punching the air in delight, convinced he had ended weeks of hurt for Ugandans after the country’s athletes’ heartbreaking performance at the 2012 Olympics.

Kipsiro came last on Saturday evening, dashing hopes on most Ugandans. But the little-known Kiprotich rose superbly to the challenge, leaving behind Kenya’s Kirui and Kipsang who finished second and third respectively.

That surely got the party started and afterwards delighted Ugandans Tweeted their good wishes.

Bernard Tabaire Tweeted: Go #Kiprotich, 40 years is a long time to wait! #London2012 marathon.

Cliff William also tweeted his joy: Congz to Kiprotich Upon that achievement. A gold medal!!

Tom Legg: GOLD – Stephen Kiprotich has just won Uganda’s first gold medal since John Akii Bua triumph in 1972 #London2012

Arinaitwe Rugyendo: Uganda’s Stephen Kirotich wins #Gold First Olympic Gold medal since Akii Bua’s in 1972.


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