Rwanda return from Isles of Man empty-handed

3000m results Men1. W.Sitonik (Ken)  7:57.03   2. P. Mwikya (Ken)  8:00.81           3. P. Kipyeko (Uga) 8:02.336. E. Kayigire (Rwa) 8:42.41  Women1. E. Gorecka  (Eng) 9:14.082. N. Cheptegei  (Uga)  9:22.703. N. Jeruto  (Ken)   9:24.027. C. Iranzi  (Rwa)  10:05.74

3000m results

1. W.Sitonik (Ken)  7:57.03  
2. P. Mwikya (Ken)  8:00.81          
3. P. Kipyeko (Uga) 8:02.33
6. E. Kayigire (Rwa) 8:42.41

1. E. Gorecka  (Eng) 9:14.08
2. N. Cheptegei  (Uga)  9:22.70
3. N. Jeruto  (Ken)   9:24.02
7. C. Iranzi  (Rwa)  10:05.74

Rwandan pair of Egide Kayigire and Celine Iranzi failed to make a positive impact on their appearance in this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games, currently going on in the Isles of Man.

Kayigire finished sixth in the men’s 3000m finals clocking 8: 42: 41 while Iranzi secured seventh position in the women category clocking 10: 05: 02.

Neighbours Kenya and Uganda dominated the both race categories. In the male category, Kenyan pair of William Malel Sitonik and Patrick Mutunga won gold and silver clocking 7:57:03 and 8:00:81 while Philip Kipyeko secured bronze for Uganda in a time of 8:02:33.

In the female category, Emelia Gorecka won gold for England with Nancy Cheptegei booking a silver medal for Uganda and Kenya’s Norah Jeruto Tanui secured a bronze medal for Kenya.

The pair follows Faustin Mpano in the exit chamber after failing to qualify for the semi finals in the 800m. Mpano clocked 2:03.29 to finish behind Kenya’s Timothy Kitum, Matthew Swanson from Canada and Robert Needham from England.

The results mean that Rwandan athletes end their campaign in the Isles of Man empty-handed and will return home and start afresh.


Subscribe to The New Times E-Paper

You want to chat directly with us? Send us a message on WhatsApp at +250 788 310 999    


Follow The New Times on Google News