Myasiro loses 3000m bid

ATHLETE Jean Marie Myasiro registered a personal best in the heat stages of the 3000m in the on-going second Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday in Nanjing, China.
Rwanda's sole rider Benitha Uwamariya came in 26th position out of 31 riders. Courtesy photo.
Rwanda's sole rider Benitha Uwamariya came in 26th position out of 31 riders. Courtesy photo.

3000m heat stage

1. Atomasa Yomif Kejelcha (Eth) 8:05.85                                     

2. Moses Koech (Ken) 8:06.50                                            

3. Jordi Torrents (Spa) 8:13.89

4. Amine Zahaf (Mor) 8:14.51 PB  

5. Thierry Ndikumwenayo (Bur) 8:16.11 PB      

11. Jean Marie Myasiro (Rwa) 8:33.94 PB 

ATHLETE Jean Marie Myasiro registered a personal best in the heat stages of the 3000m in the on-going second Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday in Nanjing, China.

Myasiro finished a distant 11th position after clocking eight minutes, thirty three seconds and ninety-four micro seconds to miss out on a spot in the final scheduled for Sunday.

In swimming men’s 50m butterfly heat stages, Abdul Rahman Gatete Babu finished last in heat one with 34.44 to come 8.92 seconds behind the Turkish winner Ozkul Berk.

In beach volleyball, the pair of Lea Uwimbabazi and Seraphine Mukantambara lost to Russian pair of Akroguzova and Rudykh 2-0 (21-13, 21-13) in a game which lasted 27 minutes.

Rwanda has lost three matches, against Austria, Pueto Rico and Russia, and won one match, against Vanuata. They stand fifth in Group F with five points with one game left to play against Argentina.

The men’s team, comprised of Elias Ndagano and Sylvestre Ndayisabye, has not won a single game in Group F.

They were beaten by Australian pair of Kratz and Pristauz 2-0 (21-16, 21-10) in 29 minutes to extend their poor record on Wednesday, a day after they lost to Indonesia 0 - 2 (14-21, 13-21).

Still with a game against Poland, Rwanda sits at the bottom of the standings with four points, four behind leaders Venezeula.

On Tuesday, cyclist Benitha Uwamariya finished 26 out of 31 riders after completing the 3.86km time trial in 7’04”50. Japanese Sakauchi Kiyoka won the race in 5’56”64. Uwamaria was the second best African out of the four competing.

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