KAMPALA (Xinhua) --
The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) on
Monday named the final squad that will represent the
country at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.
Mawerere, the UAF publicity secretary told Xinhua that
they have selected the best 20 athletes that the country
has to offer.
athletes Stephen Kiprotich and Moses Kipsiro, according
to UAF, opted out of the team citing lack of good form
to compete in the high profile championship.
Federation, we applaud their decision and maturity...The
World Championship is the biggest athletics event that
calls for serious and adequate preparations. They are
spot on as role models for the rest of the Ugandan
runners to emulate,” Mawerere said.
was a gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics and the
2013 World Championships, while Kipsiro is a three-time
commonwealth gold medalist.
Championship, which will bring together the top athletes
in the world, will take place Aug. 4-13 in London.
team will now look at ohter options including Solomon
Mutai, who finished seventh at the Rio Olympics and won
bronze at the 2015 World Championship in China, together
with Robert Chemonges who won the Dusseldorf Marathon in
Germany in May, and Alex Chesakit.
edition of the 2017 IAAF World Championships will take
place at the Olympic Stadium. The championship is also
expected to be Usain Bolt and distance runner Mo Farah’s