World champion Joshua Cheptegei has possibly become Uganda’s Greatest Athlete of All Time (G.O.A.T) after winning Olympics gold in the men’s 5000m race in Tokyo, Japan.
As anticipated, Cheptegei commandingly ran the race of his life. He maintained himself in the leading pack all through before taking the deserved lead with two laps to go. He posted 12:58.15.
This becomes his second medal at the on-going Olympics games in Tokyo as he won silver in the 100000m. He becomes first Ugandan to win two Olympics medals.
Meanwhile his country mates Jacob Kiplimo and Oscar Chelimo finished 5 and 16 respectively.
Uganda’s Olympics medal tally is now at 11 in history. Fourth gold overall.
Uganda is currently second in the number of Gold medals won by African countries in the Tokyo Olympics. After Cheptegei’s 5,000 meter win, Uganda has 2 gold medals, a silver and a bronze (4 medals)