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Chemonges Wins Gold in First Africa Beach Games

Chemonges clocked 1:04:48 ahead of Kenya’s Charles Mneria who had a time of 1:05:24. Djibouti’s Bouch Moumin finished in third place.
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Uganda’s Robert Chemonges won gold in the men’s half Marathon in the first Africa Beach Games that ended in Sal, Cape Verde on Sunday.

Chemonges clocked 1:04:48 ahead of Kenya’s Charles Mneria who had a time of 1:05:24. Djibouti’s Bouch Moumin finished in third place.

In the women’s Half Marathon Uganda’s Priscilla Chelangat picked a bronze medal with a time of 1:20:25. The race was won by Algeria’s Riham Senani with a time of 1:18:20, while Namibia’s Lakina Hastope came second.

Despite fielding only two athletes Uganda finished fifth on the medal table behind Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Cape Verde. The likes of Algeria fielded 64 athletes, while Cape Verde had 76 and Kenya 40.

“We are proud of our two athletes who won medals. Congratulations to Chemonges and Chelangat,” said Uganda Olympic Committee President William Blick.

The Games also had the 3x3 Basketball, Beach Handball, Beach Rowing Sprints, Beach Soccer, Beach Tennis and Beach Volleyball.

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