By USPA Media

Athlete Winnie Nanyondo received her visa in time and flew with the other athletes on team to Monaco on Saturday night for the IAAF Diamond League championship on August 14,2020.

The team that included Joshua Cheptegei, Halima Nakaayi, Nanyondo Winnie and Kissa Stephan promised to win more medals for Uganda.

“We are going to do our best to win medals, but as for me I’m focused on breaking the world record in 5000m,” Cheptegei said.

The team chartered a plan to Nairobi where they will get another plan to Monaco with their Kenyan counterparts.

Nanyondo aged 26 years targets to better her performance in the World Championships last year when she finished fourth in 800m and 11th in the 1500m.

Cheptegei a Commonwealth and World Champion in the 5000m and 10000m target winning more medals.

Last year, he won the World Cross country gold medal, the 5,000m Diamond League trophy.

He also won the 10,000m race at the World Championships held in October in Doha.

In 2017, he was a silver medalist in the 10000m at the London world championships, in 2018 he set a world record in the 15km Road Race and became the world Cross Country champion last year.

Halima Nakaayi aged 25 years is one of the medal hopefuls team Uganda has.

Nakaayi, the 2019 women 800m world champion has all her eyes breaking the world record.

Stephen Kissa born in 1995 is a long-distance runner who specializes in the 5000 metres.

In 2017 he finished 52nd the World Cross Country Championships and also competed at the 2017 World Championships in 5000 m but did not make it to the final.

He won his last race of 2018 at the 15km Road Race (Montferland Run) in the Netherlands.


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