Rio Olympics 2016: Kiprotich Top On Uganda's Squad!

  • Posted on: 18 July 2016
  • By: Sanyu FM

Stephen Kiprotich will be surrounded by strong Ugandan squad of athletes, boxers and swimming for the Rio Olympics from August 5-21, 2016.

The team includes World Championship bronze medalist Solomon Mutai and 2013 Mumbai marathon champion Jackson Kiprop.

Swimming has Jamila Lunkuse and Joshua Ekirikubinza. Lunkuse will make her second appearance at the Olympic Games after he represented Uganda in London in 2012.

In athletics Uganda will have Stephen Kiprotich, Mutai Solomon Munyo, Jackson Kiprop in marathon. In 10,000m Joshua Cheptegei, Moses Kurong Martin and Timothy Toroitich are the athletes.

Steeplechase Jacob Araptany, Phillip Kipyeko (5000m), Joshua Cheptegei, Benjamin Kiplagat, Jacob Kiplimo and Ronald Musagala (1500m).

In the women’s category Halima Nakaayi and Winnie Nanyondo (800m), (3000 steeplechase Peruth Chemutai, (5000m& 10000) Juliet Chekwel, marathon- Adero Nyakisi.

For boxing flyweight Ronald Serugo and light heavyweight Kennedy Katende.