DIAMOND LEAGUE: Nakaayi Secures Second place in 800 Meters as Musagala comes Sixth in Dream mile

Uganda olympic Athletes Halima Nakaayi and Ronald Musagala (RP Photo)


Uganda’s Halima Nakaayi finished second behind US’ Kate Grace in Oslo, Norway.

Oslo, Norway – Uganda’s middle distance world champion, Halima Nakaayi has yet again cemented her power in 800 meters coming second on Thursday night at Diamond League at the Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway.

Nakaayi powered through the 800 meters’ race posting a time of one minute and 58.70 seconds (1:58.70) behind United States’ Kate Grace who clocked one minute and 57.60 seconds.

This come barely a month the 26-year-old still carried pain from a niggle and posted a time of two minutes and 2.52 seconds in a distant sixth place at the FBK Games in Hengelo, Netherlands on June 6.

Amid recovery, Nakaayi had fashioned better with a season best time of 2:00.62 in second place at the Lyonnais Meeting in France on June 19.

Ronald Musagala finished sixth in the dream mile. (FILE PHOTO)

In the dream mile, Ronald Musagala clocked 3.53.04 to finish in sixth in the event that was won by Australia’s Stewart McSweyn who clinched a 3:48.37 win.

Ranked fourth (4th) in the world 1,500meters, Uganda’s Musagala continues to establish his power at the top and he is one athlete you would definitely look out for in any competition.

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