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Tokyo Olympics: Uganda’s Nakayi, Nanyondo Qualify For 800m Semi-Finals

Tokyo Olympics: Uganda’s Nakayi, Nanyondo Qualify For 800m Semi-Finals

Uganda’s athletes Winnie Nanyondo and Halima Nakayi have raised Uganda’s flag after they qualified to semifinals in the women’s 800m at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics Qualifiers.

In the competitions that kicked off today’s morning at 3:25 am, Ugandan middle-distance runner Albert Chemutai was the first to grace the track before he sadly fell short of qualifying for the 3000m steeplechase final.

Chemtai finished a distant ninth in Heat 1 as he crossed the finish line in a time of 8:29.81.

However the two ladies, Winnie Nanyondo and Halima Nakayi who made it perfectly to the Women’s 800m semifinals.

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

World champion Nakaayi finished fourth in 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 out of the field qualification places.

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

Athletics – Women’s 800m Round 1 SummaryQualification Rules: First 3 In Each Heat (Q) & The Next 6 Fastest (q) Advance To The Semifinals

Rank Lane Bib Name Heat Position Result
1 1 2484 JAMGOULE Natoya 2 1 1:59.83 Q
2 4 2024 GBRREEKIE Jemma 6 1 1:59.97 Q
3 1 3898 USAWILSON Ajee 6 2 2:00.02 Q
4 7 1485 CHNWANG Chunyu 6 3 2:00.05 Q
5 3 1214 BENYARIGO Noelie 2 2 2:00.11 SB Q
6 6 1894 FINKUIVISTO Sara 6 4 2:00.15 NR q
7 8 1580 CUBALMANZA Rose Mary 5 1 2:00.71 Q
8 2 3074 NORHYNNE Hedda 2 3 2:00.76 Q
9 3 3812 URURODRIGUEZ Deborah 5 2 2:00.90 Q
10 4 3705 UGANAKAAYI Halimah 2 4 2:00.92 q
11 1 2880 MARARAFI Rababe 5 3 2:00.96 (.957) Q
12 4 1997 GBRBELL Alexandra 5 4 2:00.96 (.960) q
13 6 2142 GERTROST Katharina 2 5 2:00.99 q
14 8 2381 ITABELLO Elena 6 5 2:01.07 q
15 2 3875 USAMU Athing 3 1 2:01.10 Q
16 2 1778 ESPROMERO Natalia 6 6 2:01.16 PB q
17 5 1838 ETHALEMU Habitam 3 2 2:01.20 Q
18 5 3536 SVKGAJANOVA Gabriela 6 7 2:01.41 SB
19 5 3887 USAROGERS Raevyn 4 1 2:01.42 Q
20 7 2005 GBRHODGKINSON Keely 4 2 2:01.59 Q
21 6 1044 AUSBISSET Catriona 5 5 2:01.65
22 1 2762 KENMORAA Mary 4 3 2:01.66 Q
23 7 3163 POLJOZWIK Joanna 3 3 2:01.87 Q
24 3 1928 FRALAMOTE Renelle 1 1 2:01.92 Q
25 6 1840 ETHDESTA Netsanet 4 4 2:01.98
26 5 3706 UGANANYONDO Winnie 1 2 2:02.02 Q
27 2 3504 SUIHOFFMANN Lore 1 3 2:02.05 Q
28 6 1384 CANBISHOP-NRIAGU Melissa 3 4 2:02.11
29 4 3178 POLSARNA Angelika 1 4 2:02.18
30 3 2107 GERHERING Christina 3 5 2:02.23
31 8 1397 CANKELLY Madeleine 1 5 2:02.39
32 4 1387 CANBUTTERWORTH Lindsey 4 5 2:02.45
33 4 2263 HUNBARTHA-KERI Bianka 3 6 2:02.82
34 8 2765 KENSUM Eunice Jepkoech 2 6 2:03.00
35 5 3515 SUISCLABAS Delia 5 6 2:03.03
36 3 3184 POLWIELGOSZ Anna 4 6 2:03.20
37 8 2340 IRLSHANAHAN Louise 3 7 2:03.57
38 5 2339 IRLPOWER Nadia 2 7 2:03.74
39 8 2329 IRLCLEIRIGH BUTTNER Siofra 4 7 2:04.62
40 6 1065 AUSMITCHELL Morgan 1 6 2:05.44
41 7 4016 VINMALONEY Shafiqua 5 7 2:07.89
42 3 2767 KENTUEI Emily Cherotich 6 8 2:08.08
43 2 3492 SRIWALIWARSHA Nimali 4 8 2:10.23
44 7 1728 EORNATHIKE Lokonyen Rose 2 8 2:11.87
45 2 3496 STPTAVARES D’Jamila 5 8 2:16.72 PB
7 2835 LATVELVERE Liga 1 DNF
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