Uganda Inspector of Police (IP) Peruth Chemutai has won a Bronze in the 3000m women’s steeplechase at the Diamond League in Lausanne last night.
Lausanne is a city on Lake Geneva, in the French-speaking region of Vaud, Switzerland. It’s home to the International Olympic Committee headquarters, as well as the Olympic Museum and lakeshore Olympic Park.
Chemutai demonstrated remarkable prowess, securing third place with a remarkable time of 9:11:91 and earning a well-deserved spot on the podium.
Her exceptional performance has also earned her qualification for the upcoming World Championships scheduled to be held in Budapest, Hungary, this August.
These competitions were won by Beatrice Chepkoech after clocking 9:05.98 in her first race in her specialist discipline since helping to pace Faith Kipyegon to her world 5000m record in Paris.
Elsewhere, Mary Moraa danced with delight after a decisive 800m win, the world bronze medallist kicking away from Keely Hodgkinson off the final bend and recording a season’s best of 1:57.43.
Moraa and Hodgkinson followed the pacemaker through 400m in 56.65 and were side by side as they reached the final bend, but Moraa kicked again to hold off the world and Olympic silver medallist – who ran her world-leading 1:55.77 British record in Paris earlier this month – and win by almost a second.
Hodgkinson was runner-up in 1:58.37 and Jamaica’s Natoya Goule third in 1:58.90.