Ndejje University’s Sadic Bahati won Uganda’s first medal at the 29th World University games in Taipei.
Bahati clicked a 29 minutes: 08 seconds: 68 finishing ahead of Alexander Soare and Shiojiro Kazuya of Romania and Japan respectively.
Bahati joins Wilson Busienei who won gold medals in the 5000m, 10000m and half marathon at the same games in Izmir, Turkey in 2005.
John Kateregga came fourth in 29 minutes while Kenneth Migadde had a no mark (NM).
Docus Ajok won the semi-final round for Uganda in the 800m women race in World University games held in Taipei.
She clinched a 2.03.22 minute record time just after Ukraine’s Olga Liakhova who made 2.03.11.
Ajok now faces Cuba’s Blanco Almanza in the finals who seeks to deny her a gold medal.
Sprinter Shida Leni failed to progress to the finals of the Women’s 400m finishing fourth in heat two in 53:44secs, just a second off the mark.
The Uganda Badminton team led by Shamim Bangi was knocked out at the semi-finals by Estonia 3 -1. They had whipped Bhutan 5 -0.
The games that started on 19th August will climax with a closing ceremony on 30th August at the Taipei stadium.