Diamond League: Nakaayi, Musagala In Action In Oslo

Uganda’s middle distance running duo of Halima Nakaayi and Ronald Musagala will go on track on Thursday as the Diamond League moves to Oslo, Norway.

The duo will be seeking to better their personal bests as the Olympics draw closer.

Nakayi, with a personal best of 1:58.04 in 800m, is a big favourite and will seek to live to the billing.

She has been silent since her surprise 800m title win at the 2019 World Championship in Doha.

The lockdown has hampered her preparations for the Tokyo Olympics and after Namboole where she used to train from was turned into a Covid19 facility centre, she was forced to relocate to Mabira where she stayed with her Grandparents.

In Oslo, she will face stiff competition from Australia’s Catriona Bisset, who recently broke the Oceanian record with 1:58.09, Katharina Trost (Germany), Hedda Hynne (Norway) and Kate Grace (USA) among others.

Musagala on the other hand, will be competing at the Men’s Mile. He goes into this one with a personal best of 4:02.4.

His work is cut out against Kenya’s Charles Simotwo, Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski who won a bronze medal at the Worlds and Australian record-holder Stewart McSweyn.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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