Winnie Nanyondo Struggles In Rabat


Winnie Nanyondo failed to impress and finished a distant seventh in the 1500m at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Rabat, Morocco on Sunday.

Returning to the Meeting International Mohammed VI where she set her 1500m personal best in 2019, Nanyondo’s pursuit to run a sub-four minute race hit a dead end.

She clocked 4:02.74 in a race won by Ethiopia’s Hirut Meshesha (3:57.30) while Hailu Freweyni and Embaye Axumawit completed an Ethiopian sweep.

It’s another poor result for Nanyondo who also clocked 4.00.25 to finish eighth at the Eugene Diamond League last month.

Nanyondo will be hoping to do better at the 2022 World Championships in Oregon that will get underway next month.

She is mostly remembered for winning a Bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

On the night, Morocco’s Olympic champion Soufiane El Bakkali set a new world lead and meeting record of 7:58.28 on home soil.

Another Olympic champion in Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica clocked 10.83 to ease into the women’s 100m.

Emmanuel Wanyonyi of Kenya claimed victory in the Men’s 800m.

It’s strong to note that Nanyondo, in 2019, clocked 3:59.56 in Rabat to finish sixth – The time is still her personal best and a National Record at the distance. Then, the race was won by Genzebe Dibaba who fended off resistance from Sifa Hassan and Gudaf Tsegay.



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