Lalam wins gold for Uganda in Bahamas

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Lalam is bringing home gold

Uganda’s Josephine Lalam threw 51.89 metres to win a Javelin gold medal at the 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games in in Nassau, Bahamas.

Lalam, 16, represented Uganda in the Girls’ Javelin and grabbed early victory on Saturday.

She hit a record 51.89 meters just ahead of Australian Bowyer Ellie Frances who picked a silver medal at 50.64 meters.

England’s Howe Emma came third and took a bronze medal at 47.04 meters.

Meanwhile, Uganda’s swimmer, Atuhaire Ogola Ambala, lost the completion while athlete Sarah Chelangat came 4th and 10th in the 3000m and 1500m respectively.

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Lalam’s gold becomes Uganda’s first medal at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth games.

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