President Yoweri Museveni has lauded Ugandan marathoner Joshua Cheptegei for winning a gold medal in the 5000m at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia.
“Congratulations to Joshua Cheptegei for winning Gold in the Men’s 5,000m at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia,” Museveni wrote in a congratulatory message.
He added: “Your country is proud of you!”
Cheptegei registered a time of 13:50.83 ahead of Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed who came second with a time of 13:52.78 at the Carrara Stadium Track.
The Sunday morning race saw other two Ugandans Thomas Ayeko and Phillip Kipyeko finish fourth and sixth respectively.
Alli Ngaimoko and Leonard Opiny failed to qualify from the 400m heats.
Ngaimoko was 7th in Heat 1 with a time of 50:35, while Opiny was 4th in Heat 4 with a time of 47:32.