Joshua Cheptegei and Halima Nakaayi the Uganda’s Gold medallists have this afternoon touched down at Entebbe International Airport together with others from Doha, Qatar.
Joshua Cheptegei’s win of the men’s 10,000m final made him become the first Uganda’s track world champion at the World Athletics Championships in Doha.
Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei wins the men’s 10,000m final and becomes his country’s first track world champion at the World Athletics Championships in Doha. Cheptegei triumphed after a close battle in the 10,000 meters on Sunday
Meanwile, Halimah Nakaayi strode into history by winning Uganda gold in the women’s 800 meters at the Doha World Athletics Championships.
Nakaayi clocked one minute 58 seconds to also take the $60,000 (sh218m) winner’s prize.
This is Uganda’s first middle distance medal at track and field’s biggest event. She also becomes only the second woman after Dorcus Inzikuru to emerge champion at the biennial event.