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).