President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has congratulated Stella Chesang for winning Gold in the Women’s 10,000m finals at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
He also congratulated Mercyline Chelangat for winning the Bronze Medal in the same competition.
“You have done your country proud!” the president said on a social media message.
Stella Chesang is the second athlete to win gold for Uganda after emerging winner of the athletics women’s 10,000m final.
Chesang beat Kenya’s Stacy Ndiwa in the 10KM women’s category. Ndiwa had been leading for the better part of the race as her compatriot Beatrice Mutai came in second.
On Sunday, Ugandan marathoner Joshua Cheptegei’s beat a Kenyan too in the men’s 5000M race to win gold.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, and her deputy Jacob Oulanyah were among those who congratulated Chesang and Chelangat for making the country proud.