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.
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.