Athletics

David Emong Wins Gold in London

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David Emong has won silver at World Para Athletics championship in London

There seems no barrier at the moment for David Emong. And like the saying goes, “Disability is not Inability,” the athlete has continued to raise Uganda’s flag high.

Barely a year after he won the first ever paralympic medal for Uganda, David Emong has hit yet another milestone.

The middle distance runner has bagged gold at the ongoing World Para Athletics championship in London on Saturday.

This meant that he became the first Ugandan ever to win a gold medal in the Para games, going a notch higher above the silver medal he won at the Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

Emong best off competition from Algeria’s Samir Nouvioa to cross the line first in the men’s 1500m T46 clocking 3:58:36 which is his personal best.

The Algerian came very close in second position posting a time of 3:58:76 with only 40 micro seconds separating the two sides.

Stoyanov Hristiyan from Bulgaria finished in third place at :58:94 to settle for the Bronze medal.

Chile’s Ignacio Sepulueda came forth while Murodiloev Marufson finished fifth.

Kenya’s duo of Misik Stanley Kipkoech and Sang Wesley Kimeli did not finish.

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