Rwanda sixth in Beirut

Francophone Games Top Ten on Medal Standing                   G       S            B1.  France      16    8          15 2.  Morocco    9     13          7 3.  Canada      8     7          12 4.  Romania     5     3           8 5.  Egypt        3     3            2 6. Rwanda       3     2            0 7.  Tunisia       2     4            3 8.  Mauritius     2    1           0 9. Canada Quebec  2      0    2 10. Switzerland       1    3      3 AFTER picking three gold medals and two silver medals, Rwanda has moved into sixth place on the medal standings of this year’s Francophone Games in Beirut, Lebanon.
GOLD STAR; Dieudonne Disi succesfully defended his 10.000m title. (File photo)
GOLD STAR; Dieudonne Disi succesfully defended his 10.000m title. (File photo)

Francophone Games

Top Ten on Medal Standing
                   G       S            B
1.  France      16    8          15
2.  Morocco    9     13          7
3.  Canada      8     7          12
4.  Romania     5     3           8
5.  Egypt        3     3            2
6. Rwanda       3     2            0
7.  Tunisia       2     4            3
8.  Mauritius     2    1           0
9. Canada Quebec  2      0    2
10. Switzerland       1    3      3

AFTER picking three gold medals and two silver medals, Rwanda has moved into sixth place on the medal standings of this year’s Francophone Games in Beirut, Lebanon.

France top the medal charts with 16 gold, 8 silver and 15 bronze medals.

On Sunday, Epiphanie Nyirabarame earned Rwanda a third gold as she swept the 42.195km women marathon in a descent time of 2 hours, 44 minutes and 36 seconds. This was a top notch performance from the 28-year-old who settled for bronze four years ago.

Nyirabarame’s gold added to those from Claudette Mukasakindi and Dieudonne Disi.

Mukasakindi defied the odds to win last week’s 10,000m while Disi beat Morocco’s Anis Selmouni to win the 10,000m.

Felix Ntirenganya secured Rwanda’s first silver in the men’s marathon after clocking 2 hours, 24 minutes and 23 seconds.

Another silver medal came from creative dance as Rwanda finished second to Mauritius while France followed closely in third place.

Godfrey Rutayisire failed to hit the mark as he finished fifth in the 5000m on Sunday.

He clocked 14:00:23 to finish four places behind Morocco’s Chakir Boujattaoui who won the race in 13:42.72.

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