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Paralympics: David Emong Powers to Bronze medal

Uganda’s David Emong clocked 3:53:51 to win a bronze medal in the men’s 1500m T46 at the ongoing Paralympic games in Tokyo.

Russian runner Alexander Yaremchuk won the gold at the event, stopping the clock in 3 minutes and 52.08 seconds.

The silver in the men’s 1,500-meter running went to Bulgaria’s Hristiyan Stoyanov (3 minutes and 52.63 seconds).

It has been five years since David Emong won Uganda the first Paralympic medal, a silver in the 1500m T46 race at the Estádio Olímpico Joao Havelange in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Emong is among the four participants Uganda took at this year’s Paralympics in Tokyo.

Swimmer Husnah Kukundakwe, 14, youngest at the games, set her personal best but missed out on a place in the final of the Women’s 100m breaststroke.

Runner Peace Oroma will be in action in the Women’s 100m T13 and Women’s 400m T13 on August 31 and September 2 in that order.

Badminton player Ritah Asiimwe will be in action on September 1 in the Women’s Singles SU5.


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