Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Uganda’s Oroma Eliminated from 100m :: Uganda Radionetwork – Uganda Radio Network

The Para athlete came last in heat three of the distance to miss out on advancing to the finals, she however posted a personal best of 13.17 seconds over the distance. Before the games her personal best time was 14.01 seconds.

Uganda’s sprinter Peace Oroma has this morning missed a
slot in the women’s 100m T13 finals at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Paralympic games
in Tokyo, Japan. 

The Para athlete came last in heat three of the distance to miss out on advancing to the finals, she however posted a personal best of 13.17 seconds over the distance. Before the games her personal best time was 14.01 seconds.

Oroma fell to Azerbaijan’s Chebanu Elena who won the heat  in12.16 seconds and Iglesias Forneiro Adiaratou from Spain who crossed the finishing line in
12.20 seconds to help her book a slot in the finals

According to the competition setting, the first two in
each heat and the next 2 fastest across all heats advance to the final round. This automatically kicked Oroma out. 

The finals will take place later in the
day.

Although the 23-years old failed to advance to the
finals, a personal best time will be her take home after breaking the fourteen seconds barrier. 

She will now shift focus to the 400m T13 race slated on 2nd September
2021 if she is to register any medal at the ongoing 2020 Olympic games.

As it stands now, Uganda still counts only one medal at
the ongoing summer games, a bronze which was won by David Emong in men’s 1500m T46
category. 

Uganda sent a team of four Para athletes at the events: David Emong
for 1500m, Husna Kukundakwe for para swimming, Peace Oroma for athletics and
Ritah Asiimwe in Para badminton.

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