- August 6, 2021
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Breaking News: Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei Wins Gold Medal At Tokyo Olympics
This becomes the second gold medal for Uganda. Chepetgei was in the leading pack for most of the race and won in 12 minutes, 58.15 seconds.
Mohammed Ahmed of Canada surged into second place to get the silver medal in 12:58.61 and Paul Chelimo of the United States picked up bronze in 12:59.05.
Chelimo was a silver medalist in the 5,000 at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. He dived across the line to edge Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli of Kenya.
Another Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo who won bronze in last week’s 10000m race finished 5th in today’s 5000m race while youngster Isaac Chelimo, Kiplimo’s young brother finished last in what his first elite men’s race at his Olympic debut.