Uganda’s Nakaayi wins 800m silver medal at Islamic Solidarity Games

first_img38Palestine0000 38Brunei Darussalam0000 38Guinea0000 23Guinea-Bissau1012 23Mozambique1012 6Algeria7121837 35Malaysia0011 7Morocco751426 26Pakistan0257 38Sierra Leone0000 8Indonesia6292055 29United Arab Emirates0134 14Iraq24410 12Jordan311115 11Kyrgyzstan34714 3Iran23253280 23Benin1012 1Azerbaijan653928132 38Niger0000 16Syrian Arab Republic22610 2Turkey645747168 18Tunisia12811 30Guyana0123 13Turkmenistan24612 21Gambia1102 38Yemen0000 20Senegal1113 Nakaayi gives chase in the final 100m. She settled for a silver behind Morocco’s Malika Akkaoui (R) at the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on May 17, 2017.Uganda’s Nakaayi wins 800m silver medal, Jebet wins gold in SteeplechaseBaku, Azerbaijan | AFP-Services (text stories) | Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi has won a silver medal in the women’s 800-metre final on the second day of athletics at the fourth Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku.The 22-year-old Ugandan Olympian, was beaten by Morocco’s Malika Akkaoui. Akkaoui outlasted Nakaayi by just over half a second to win in 2 minutes 01.04 seconds as Morocco secured their second athletics gold of the Games on Wednesday. (see video and table standings below)Nakaayi’s silver is only Uganda’s second medal at an Islamic Solidarity Games, while Noelie Yarigo picked up bronze for Benin, their first-ever medal in these Games. Uganda’s only other medal came at the inaugural Islamic Games in 2005.Nakaayi and Shida were expected back on track Thursday for the 400m heats, while Salim Mayanja will run the 800 and 1500m Thursday, Friday and Saturday.The Islamic Solidarity Games comprise 10 days of sporting competition by athletes from over 50 ISSF nations, in 21 sports with 270 medal events.Uganda is represented at the games by an athletics, swimming, tennis , weightlifting team and the sport of Zurkhaneh.  Zurkhaneh ritual is a traditional heroic sport that has its roots in Iran. It combines martial arts, calisthenics, strength training and music. 35Lebanon0011 35Afghanistan0011center_img 15Kazakhstan23914 RankCountry 28Nigeria0213 38Somalia0000 32Djibouti0112 33Uganda0101 34Côte d’Ivoire0044 4Uzbekistan15153060 30Suriname0123 38Tajikistan0000 38Albania0000 Uganda fielded two in tennis, Duncan Mugabe and Oringa in the singles and doubles. The were knocked out of the doubles contest but Mugabe won his singles opening game, beating Pakistan’s Khan 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(4).There are three athletes; Nakaayi was scheduled to run the 400m and 800m, Leni Shida the women’s 200m and 400m, and Salim Mayanja the men’s 800m and 1500.There were also three weightlifters, Hakim Ssempereza and Semei Kasumba in the 69kg division, then Kalidi Batuusain the 94 kg. Ssempereza and Kasumba were 12th and 13th overall out of 14 weightlifters. while Batuusain came 13th out of 13.In swimming, Uganda fielded Daisuke Ssegwanyi and Avice Michal Kakayi while Zurkhaneh has six, Robert Kizito, Okrah Stephen Kurikayo, Michael Kushemererwe, Kizza Lubega, MUGWISA Jonathan Mugwisa and Ivan Ssenyondo.Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi (L), Morocco’s Malika Akkaoui (C) and Benin’s Noelie Yarigo (R) pose on the podium of the Women’s 800m of the Athletics events at the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on May 17, 2017. AFP PHOTO Countries with medals out of 56 nations competing 16Qatar22610 38Chad0000 38Burkina Faso0000 38Gabon0000 27Oman0235 38Maldives0000 38Mali0000 10Saudi Arabia41611 5Bahrain115420 38Comoros0000 19Cameroon1258 9Egypt64717 21Bangladesh1102 38Togo0000 38Mauritania0000 Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img

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