Joy for Uganda as Teenager Kiplimo Wins Gold

Aged 19, Kiplimo has becomes Uganda’s first athlete to achieve the title. His Saturday win adds to the victory statistics of gold won this year.

It is joy for all Ugandans after teenager, Jacob Kiplimo, has scooped gold medal in half marathon held in Poland.

Kiplimo has won the world half marathon title in a championship record of 58 minutes and 49 seconds.

Aged 19, Kiplimo has becomes Uganda’s first athlete to achieve the title. His Saturday win adds to the victory statistics of gold won this year. Joshua Cheptegei has already won three gold medal this year.

Kiplimo beat Kenya’s Kibiwott Kandie who made a 58:54 minute and settled for silver medal while Ethiopia’s Amedework Walelegn bagged a bronze medal.