Uganda’s 2016 Paralympic silver medallist David Emong won the 2017 world champion gold medal in the T46 1500m race at the World Para Athletics Championship in London.
On Saturday night, Emong recorded a 3:58:36 minutes win beating 2016 Olympic champion, Samir Nouioua of Algeria, who finished second on 3:58:78 minutes.
Bulgarian Hrystian Stoyanov finished third with a personal best time of 3:58:94 minutes.
Emong, who won Uganda’s first Paralympics silver medal at Rio 2016, won gold in a major para event, for the first time.
His teammates; Christine Akullo, Sam Mubajje and Al-Bashir Bwaga, dropped out of the competition due to lack of facilitation.
Uganda loses out on IAAF World U18 championships
Ugandan athletes will leave the Kenyan capital Nairobi without a single medal in the concluded IAAF World U18 Championships.
Joel Kiplangat, came up short in the boys 2000m steeplechase final, finishing seventh in a race won by Leonard Kipkemoi Bett.
Uganda’s Titus Given Kwemoi and Oscar Chelimo failed to make a podium finish in the boys 3000m final.
Junior athlete, Joshua Kibet was unsuccessful in the 800m.
Sarah Chelangat finished fifth in the 3000m final.
Kenya took four gold, seven silver and four bronze medals.
The Germans took three gold, five silver, five bronze medals.
Ethiopia took 12 medals while South Africa and China each won 11 medals.