Peruth Chemutai

Ugandan athlete Peruth Chemutai has won Gold in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the Olympics in Japan.

The 22-year-old becomes the first Ugandan female gold medalist having set a national record of 9:01.45.

Courtney Frerichs of the United States took the silver medal, with Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng taking bronze.

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It is Uganda’s third medal at the ongoing Olympic games in Tokyo after Joshua Cheptegei’s Silver and Jacob Kiplimo’s Bronze in the 10,000-meters.

This becomes Uganda’s third Gold medal at the Olympic Games after John Akii-Bua in 1972 and Stephen Kiprotich in 2012.