- Joshua Cheptegei’s medal is Uganda’s first medal in this year’s edition
- Uganda was represented by two other runners Ayeko and Kipyeko who finished fourth and sixth respectively.
At the ongoing 2018 Common Wealth Games that are taking place in Gold Coast,Australia, 21-year-old Ugandan long-distance runner Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei made himself and the country at large proud when he finished first in the men’s 5000 metres final, scooping a gold medal and also Uganda’s first medal in this year’s edition today morning.
Long distance running is Cheptegei’s thing. He won silver in the 10,000 metres race in the IAAF World Championships that happened in London in 2017, Eight months later, the world has seen him win Gold today.
Social media is already on fire and by the time went to press, Ugandans were passing on their congratulatory messages to the youngster upon this milestone
In the same race where Cheptegei beat all his contenders to the Gold medal, Uganda was represented by two other runners Ayeko and Kipyeko who finished fourth and sixth respectively.
Here are some social media posts about Cheptegei’s win
— Tourism Uganda (@Tourismuganda) April 8, 2018
Joshua Cheptegei from Uganda Police Force wins Uganda's first Gold in the men's 5000m final in a time of 13:50.84 #GC2018Athletics .
Congratulations Cheptegei for making us proud! 🇺🇬 #GC2018
Courtesy Photos pic.twitter.com/D0JSvl5NVX
— Uganda Police Force (@PoliceUg) April 8, 2018
— MARIAT .C. NASASIRA (@Mariat987) April 8, 2018
— Muhammad (@lcmuha) April 8, 2018