Uganda’s Musagala into Olympics 1,500m final, Nakaayi out

first_imgBurundi 1:59.59 Halima Nakaayi 2:01.29 Uganda 3:39.46 Djibouti 3:40.37 Kenya Matthew Centrowitz Jr. 2. Ayanleh Souleiman (DJI) 3:39.46 Q3. Matthew Centrowitz (USA) 3:39.61 Q4. Ryan Gregson (AUS) 3:40.02 Q5. Ronald Musagala (UGA) 3:40.37 Q6. Mekonnen Gegremedhin (ETH) 3:40.697. Homiyu Tesfaye (GER) 3:40.768. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot (CAN) 3:40.799. Fouad Elkaam (MAR) 3:40.9310. Chris O’Hare (GBR) 3:44.2711. David Bustos (ESP) 3:56.5412. Robby Andrews (USA) DSQ13. Elijah Motonei Manangoi (KEN) DNS Ronald Musagala Uganda 1:59.21 8 3:39.61 1:59.75 AthleteTime 6 Ryan Gregson 4 Mekonnen Gebremedhin 7 Homiyu Tesfaye 3:39.42 3:40.76 Margaret Wambui 2:00.63 Ronald Kwemoi 3:40.79 Belgium Nataliya Pryshchepa Ethiopia Kenya Francine Niyonsaba Kenya’s Ronald Kwemoi (L) and Uganda’s Ronald Musagala compete in the Men’s 1500m Semifinal. Musagala finished 5th to storm the final. AFP PHOTORest of Uganda’s scheduleSaturday August 20 Men’s 1500m final 3.00am (Sunday)Men’s 5000m final 3.30am (Sunday)Joshua Kiprui CheptegeiSunday August 21 Men’s Marathon final 3.30pmSolomon Mutai, Jackson Kiprop and Stephen KiprotichRonald Musagala’s 1,500m Olympic dream remained alive when he qualified Thursday night for the final. He advanced automatically with a time of 3:40.37, far from his personal best of 3:35.02, after finishing fifth in his semifinal.Colleague Halimah Nakaayi in the 800m fell out after finishing 6th in her 800m race.In the 1500m, Kenyan Asbel Kiprop set up a battle royale with Algeria’s defending champion Taoufik Makhloufi in Saturday’s  final after both advanced smoothly from the semi-finals.Makhloufi, who won silver in the 800m behind David Rudisha Monday, came in second behind Kiprop in their semi-final.Kiprop, the 2008 Olympic gold medallist and three-time defending world champion, easily won the heat in 3:39.73 after a stunning wide run-in from 250 metres.Heat 11. Asbel Kiprop (KEN) 3:39.73. Q2. Taoufik Makhloufi (ALG) 3:39.88 Q3. Nicholas Willis (NZL) 3:39.96 Q4. Ben Blankenship (USA) 3:39.99 Q5. Charlie Grice (GBR) 3:40.05 Q6. Abdalaati Iguider (MAR) 3:40.11 q7. Nathan Brannen (CAN) 3:40.20 q8. Benson Kiplagat Seurei (BRN) 3:40.539. Jakub Holusa (CZE) 3:40.8310. Dawit Wolde (ETH) 3:41.4211. Henrik Ingebrigtsen (NOR) 3:42.5112. Pieter-Jan Hannes (BEL) 3:43.7113. Brahim Kaazouzi (MAR) 3:48.66Heat21. Ronald Kwemoi (KEN) 3:39.42. Q Ayanleh Souleiman 3 Ajee’ Wilson 8 Charles Philibert-Thiboutot Germany United States 2:00.80 7 3:40.02 Italy 5 Poland Yusneysi Santiusti AthleteTime 6 Canada 1:59.95 3:40.69 Australia Ukraine Angelika Cichocka Renée Eykens 2:00.45 United States The other athlete in a final is Joshua Cheptegei, who a day earlier gave himself a second chance for a medal bid by finishing fourth in his heat and automatically qualifying for the 5000m final.The 19-year-old Cheptegei had at the weekend finished 6th in the 10,000m final won by Britain’s Mo Farah.Cheptegei  today run 13:25.70. His best time ever is 13:00.60.Kipyeko 13:24.66 had a time better than his colleagues, but in finishing 11th joined Jacob Kiplimo, 15, who also finished 11th in heat 1, out of contention. Share on: WhatsApplast_img

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