Annet Negesa anticipative ahead of London Limelight

Middle-distance athlete, Annet Negesa is doing all she can to clinch a medal come this year’s London Olympics. Negesa, last year’s USPA female athlete of the year eyes a few more races in Europe before she can take on her maiden Olympic race.

With the likes of Kenya’s Olympic champion, Pamela Jelimo and South Africa’s Caster Semenya who lie in her way to the London podium, the Maputo All Africa gold medalist just needs a further push. “I have been at different meets with them, they are beatable with

time. I need to just be strong and remain mentally upright”

Her double gold win in 800m and 1500m at the Africa Junior Championships in Botswana last year may be her most memorable in her three year old career but long distances lower her motivation time and again. She finished tenth in the senior women’s group at the Africa Cross country championships in Cape Town, South Africa.

Uganda’s medal hopes are entirely harboured in the 52 kg athlete who with no doubt is destined for greater heights on the track. Negesa is one of the few female Ugandan athletes with two national records, 2:00.22 in 800m and 4:09.17, all she registered last year in Hengelo and Gaborone respectively.

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