Uganda long distance runners Oscar Chelimo, Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo all eased into the men’s 5000m finals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Chelimo finished fourth in heat One in 13:39:07, behind race winner Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli ( 13:38:87).
Meanwhile Cheptegei (13:30:61) and Kiplimo (13:30:40) finished 4th and 3rd in heat two which was won by Muhammad Katir of Spain (13:30:10) while Paul Chelimo of the USA was second (13:30:15).
The top five in each heat and next five fastest qualified for the finals that will take place at the Olympic stadium on Friday.
Uganda has so far won two medals at the games with Cheptegei winning Silver in the 10000m while Kiplimo bagged Bronze in the same race.
Ronald Musagala, Shida Leni, Kirabo Namutebi, Kathleen Noble Grace, Catherine Nanziri, David Ssemujju, Shadir Musa Bwogi, Ambala Atuhaire, Albert Chemutai, Sarah Chelenget, Esther Chebet, Prisca Chesang, Winnie Nanyondo and Halima Nakaayi have already been eliminated from the Tokyo Olympics for team Uganda.