World Championships: Chemutai In 3000m SC Action

 

Athlete: Peruth Chemutai
Event: Women’s 3000m SC
Date: Saturday, July 16
Time: 8:50pm
TV: SuperSport Variety 3 (and SS Select 1 on GoTV)

Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai will be in action on Saturday in the 3000m Steeplechase heats at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregen (US).

Chemutai will be in heat two that starts at 8:50pm Ugandan time and she will be seeking to finish among the first three to progress to the semis.

Alternatively, the six fastest in all the three heats (outside the best three) will also qualify to the semis as well.

Chemutai stunned a classy field to win Olympics gold in Tokyo and will be out to prove that it was not a one off.

She has raced sparingly since and won her recent race – FBK Games in Hengelo last month.

In May, she came fourth at the Prefontaine Classic at this very Hayward Field.

Chemutai, whose season best is at 9:05.54, will face strong challenge from Ethiopian 20-year old Mekides Abebe who came fourth in Tokyo.

Home girl Courtney Wayment who won the NCAA Championship and Kenyan Purity Kirui will also pose big challenge in that second heat.

It’s strong to note that Uganda’s Dorcus Nzikuru won gold at this event in 2005 in Helsinki

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