Halima Nakaayi (middle) Credit: Chritel Saneh

Ugandan middle distance athletes Winnie Nanyondo and Halima Nakayi have eased into the Women’s 800m semifinals at Tokyo Olympics.

Nanyondo finished second in the first heat in 2:02.02, barely a second behind race winner Renelle Lamote of France.

Meanwhile, world champion Nakaayi finished fourth in a fast-paced Heat 2 and advances to the semifinals as one of the next fastest six across the six heats.

Nakaayi’s 2:00.92 puts her second on the list of the six fastest outside the field qualification places.

The semifinals are scheduled for Saturday, July 31 starting at 2:50pm (EAT).

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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