Mineduc retain Rendezvous National title

Winner:   DisciplineName    100mBoysEmmanuel Havugimana GirlsSophie Kanakuze   Boys    200mSaidi Ndayisaba  GirlsAmida Murekatete  Boys     400mMusa Bizimana   GirlsJean d’Arc Uwamahoro Boys    800mGodfrey Rutaysire  GirlsJean d’Arc UwamahoroBoys       1500mGodfrey Rutaysire                             GirlsJean d’Arc Mukakigeri                      Boys            5000Sylvain Rukundo                        GirlsClaudette Mukasakindi                    Boys     10000Dieudonne Disi   GirlsClaudette Mukasakindi                     Rwanda Athletics Federation president has asked athletes to improve their time records as well as break the existing records.
Slyvain Rukundo (R) Dieudonne Disi (M) swapped places in the 10.000m and 5.000m at the weekend. (File photo)
Slyvain Rukundo (R) Dieudonne Disi (M) swapped places in the 10.000m and 5.000m at the weekend. (File photo)

Winner:   Discipline
Name    100m
Boys
Emmanuel Havugimana 
Girls
Sophie Kanakuze   
Boys    200m
Saidi Ndayisaba  
Girls
Amida Murekatete  
Boys     400m
Musa Bizimana   
Girls
Jean d’Arc Uwamahoro 
Boys    800m
Godfrey Rutaysire  
Girls
Jean d’Arc Uwamahoro
Boys       1500m
Godfrey Rutaysire                            
Girls
Jean d’Arc Mukakigeri                     
Boys            5000
Sylvain Rukundo                       
Girls
Claudette Mukasakindi                   
Boys     10000
Dieudonne Disi  

Girls
Claudette Mukasakindi                    

Rwanda Athletics Federation president has asked athletes to improve their time records as well as break the existing records.

Jean Paul Munyandamutsa said this at the conclusion of the second edition of the Rendezvous National championship at Amahoro stadium.

“We have concluded the most prestigious event on our schedule. It has been wonderful, but there has been no new records made. But at least there has been a slight improvement of the previous performances,” said Munyandamutsa.

Organizers of the two-day annual event had staked Frw100, 000 for every record broken but the money was returned to the coffers as no new record was set.

The Ministry of Education team retained their title after collecting 951 points, a double rise from the previous 381 points. Mineduc won 23 gold medals, 33 silver and 18 bronze.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) were the first runner up after recording 346 points. The military side won 18 gold, 8 silver and 23 bronze. MoD declined by five points from last year.

The Ministry of Foreign Affaires competing under the Police team came third after recording a total of 200 points. They won one gold medal, one silver and one bronze. 
Ministry of Local Government (Minaloc) emerged fourth on 166 despite not winning any medal.

The day’s attention was focused on Dieudonne Disi, who won the men’s 10.000m after clocking 29:52:76. However, he could not break the eight year 28:52 national record he had earlier targeted.

Disi also won silver in the 5,000m in 14:23:06, a race won by Police’s Sylvain Rukundo who clocked 14:22:52. His MoD Eric Sebahire won a bronze in 14:23:56.

It was a sweet revenge for Rukundo who had earlier in the day finished 40 seconds behind Disi in 10,000m.

MoD’s Claudette Mukasandi dominated the girl’s 5000 and 10.000m races. She won the 5000 in 16:56:87m and 10.000m in a time of 35:25:89. Last year’s 10.000m gold medalist Epiphanie Nyirabarame finished second in 36:30:89.

The boys sprint (100m) contest saw tight races between former champion Islam Mulinda and his closest rival Said Hamis Ndayisaba but both fell short of the gold medal.

Minedef’s Emmanuel Havugimana, rank outside before race won the contest in 10:86. Mineduc’s Frank Minani was second in 11:26.

Ends

 

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