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Kiplimo To Miss IAAF Shanghai Diamond League

Ugandas raising star Jacob Kiplimo will miss the IAAF Shanghai Diamond League because he failed to travel to Kampala to apply for a visa to China.
Jacob Kiplimo during the Gold Coast Coomonwealth Games in Australia last month.
 

Uganda's raising star Jacob Kiplimo will miss the IAAF Shanghai Diamond League because he failed to travel to Kampala to apply for a visa to China.

“ The team traveled on Wednesday and Kiplimo will not make it. Although he had been entered for the event, he failed to travel to Kampala to apply for the visa,” Timothy Masaba, an administrator at the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) told URN on Thursday.

Kiplimo won gold in the U-20 race of the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championship that took place at the Kololo Independence ground. Kiplimo was also part of Uganda's team at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia last month.

Dominic Otuchet, President of the Federation said that despite Kiplimo's absence, he is confident the team of Joel Ayeko, Stephen Kissa and Peruth Chemutai will perform well. “These athletes have been preparing well because they know the Diamond League is very competitive,” he added.

Uganda's double gold medalist at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia, Jacon Kiprui Cheptegei withdrew from the season opening Doha Diamond League and did not enter the Shanghai Diamond League. He will however participate in the third League at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League, Oregon between May 25-26.

The 2018 IAAF Diamond League meetings for the season will take place in Eugene, Rome, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, Lausanne, Rabat, Monaco, London, Birmingham, Zurich and Brussels.

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