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Ugandas athlete Halimah Nakaayi has won a silver medal at the on-going 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Nakaayi (R) in action at a previos Championship.
Uganda's athlete Halimah Nakaayi has won a silver medal at the on-going 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Nakaayi on Thursday came second in the 800m women's race won by Morocco's Malika Akkaoui. Benin's Noelie Yarigo came in third place.

“This is very good news for our up-coming young athletes to win a medal at a world event,” said Dominic Otuchet, President of the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF).

Uganda's other  athletes Shida Leni for the 200m women and Salim Abu Mayanja for 1500m men are yet to compete.

Tennis player Duncan Mugabe Kasumba won his second game on Thursday at the Games to qualify for the quarter finals. Kasumba beat Benin's Magloire Yakpa 6-3, 6-3. He will now face Amine Ahouda (Mauritius) at the next stage. Uganda's second tennis player David Oringa lost in the singles first round on Wednesday.

Uganda entered athletes in tennis, athletics, swimming, weightlifting and Zurkhaneh at the Games that started on May 12th and climax on Sunday.

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