Uganda will be competing at the Olympics in Brazil 2016 from 5 to 21 August, but so far only in 3 categories with hopes for at least one additional category where 3 quota places await. However, there still hasn’t been qualifications for other disciplines or sports, so we are waiting to see if there will be any other hopes for Uganda’s prospects at the Olympics.
Ronald Musagala is the only Ugandan that met the quota for the Men’s 1500m race. He recorded his personal best performance at the Blankers-Koen Stadion in Hengelo in May 2015 where he ended the 1,500 m race at 3:35.02. This is also a national record, which entered him for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing later on in August where he ended not so good with a 3:42.12 result.
Nevertheless, his displays over the year were more than impressive. He is only 23 years old, an athlete that switched from running 10,000m distances to middle runs like 800m, 1500m and 5,000m. But, is he good enough for the Olympics in Brazil 2016?
He surely has accumulated a lot of experience, and will be doing that with lots of effort before Rio. He is a humble athlete that has a promising future ahead of him. He recorded his 5,000m personal best result just 3 days after the 1,500m race in Hengelo, but this time in Nijmegen. He has the best odds with the sportsbooks and online casinos for South Africans that prepare to offer online gambling options on mobile casino apps for betting on the Olympics. Some of these sites can be found at PlayerCasino too.
In the 5,000m discipline Uganda will be represented by Musagala again, accompanied by Phillip Kipyeko. Kipyeko has been in good form this winter, and in July he recorded his personal best result in 5,000 m, which is now 13:10.69. He won many bronze medals on junior and senior level races, and has lots of time to improve his performances.
Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei and Timothy Toroitich will be running in the Men’s 10,000 meters race. These are two very prospective athletes, especially Cheptegei who is only 19 years old. His good form has been marked in May 2015 when he made his 10,000 m personal best result of 27:27.57 in Eugene at the IAAF World Junior Championships where won the gold medal. This is a great progression in comparison with his 2014 best of 27:56.26 in Leiden.
He has also won the Netherlands’ 32nd Edition of the Seven Hills 15km run where he secured his first place by outrunning all the competitors in the last 5 kilometers. Although 5 years younger than Timothy Toroitich, he has a better personal best than Toroitich (27:31.07), and he maybe Uganda’s best prospect so far.