OLYMPICS: Musagala into semis, Chekwel and Chesang out

first_img12323171Ayanleh SOULEIMANDJI3:39.25 Q 28022Filip INGEBRIGTSENNORDQ 9930513Ben BLANKENSHIPUSA3:38.92 q 2226893Ronald KWEMOIKEN3:38.33 Q 371527783Erick RODRIGUEZNCA4:00.30 4430223Ronald MUSAGALAUGA3:38.45 Q 5528033Henrik INGEBRIGTSENNOR3:38.50 Q 11220381Ryan GREGSONAUS3:39.13 Q 30627452Brahim KAAZOUZIMAR3:47.39 Q 24021Aman WOTEETHDNS 221121281Thiago ANDRÈBRA3:44.42 23162Abdi Waiss MOUHYADINDJIDNF 33923652Adel MECHAALESP3:48.41 381330131Saud ALZAABIUAE4:02.35 1123013Jakub HOLUŠACZE3:38.31 Q 401229692Augusto SOARESTLS4:11.35 26226902Elijah Motonei MANANGOIKEN3:46.83 Q 241229421Santino KENYISSD3:45.27 231220433Luke MATHEWSAUS3:44.51 16627411Fouad ELKAAMMAR3:39.51 Q 8820943Pieter-Jan HANNESBEL3:38.89 q 10126821Asbel KIPROPKEN3:38.97 Q 341024582Charlie GRICEGBR3:48.51 q 15530561Matthew CENTROWITZUSA3:39.31 Qcenter_img 18822071Charles PHILIBERT-THIBOUTOTCAN3:40.04 q 13424681Chris O’HAREGBR3:39.26 Q 25120092Taoufik MAKHLOUFIALG3:46.82 Q 211024161Florian CARVALHOFRA3:41.87 391128832Paulo AMOTUNROT4:03.96 28421912Nathan BRANNENCAN3:47.07 Q 3327443Abdalaati IGUIDERMAR3:38.40 Q 6628143Nicholas WILLISNZL3:38.55 Q 32828082Hamish CARSONNZL3:48.18 7721773Benson Kiplagat SEUREIBRN3:38.82 q 19928111Julian MATTHEWSNZL3:40.40 201120063Salim KEDDARALG3:40.63 31725192Homiyu TESFAYEGER3:47.44 POSRANKBIBHEATATHLETERESULTS 351330083Ilham Tanui ÖZBILENTUR3:49.02 29523942Mekonnen GEBREMEDHINETH3:47.33 Q 361431233Mohammed RAGEHYEM3:58.99 141024013Dawit WOLDEETH3:39.29 q Ronald Musagala stormed into the Rio Olympics 1,500m men’s semifinal with the 4th fastest time of the heats on Tuesday.The 24 year old clocked 3:38.45 to advance to Thursday’s semifinal. His best time for the distance is 3:35.02 and going by the confidence with which he set the pace in the race, could better this in the semifinals.Earlier, Juliet Chekwel’s misery at the games continued, when she was edged out of contention for a place in the women’s 5,000m final by finishing 9th 15:29.07 in her heat.  The top 15 in both heats qualified, Chekwel was 17th.The stage was a bit too high for Stella Chesang, who faded to 13th  in 15:49.80 in heat 2.Wed August 17 Men’s 5000m round 1 – 4.05pmJacob Kiplimo, Phillip Kipyego and Joshua Kiprui CheptegeiWomen’s 800m round 1 – 4.55pmHalimah Nakaayi and Winnie NanyondoMen’s Steeplechase finalJacob Araptany 27330462Robby ANDREWSUSA3:46.97 Q 17723491David BUSTOSESP3:39.73 q ****Algeria’s defending champion Taoufik Makhloufi on Tuesday advanced smoothly to the semi-finals of the men’s 1500m having had just two hours’ sleep after bagging silver in the 800m.Makhloufi, who came in second in the 800m behind David Rudisha late Monday, timed 3min 47.07sec to win his heat.“I had some massage after the 800m,” he said.“I was in my bed at 4 o’clock in the morning and I slept only two hours!“This part between the 800m and the heats of the 1500m was always going to be the most difficult part in qualifying for the semi-finals of the latter.”Makhloufi admitted that he hadn’t been certain that a double was on the cards.“I wasn’t sure about doubling up. I did some training in Algeria and then we took the decision, me and my coach, here in Rio,” he confirmed.“In my head I said I wanted to run the 800m.“I was very pleased with the race, I am so happy with the silver medal in the 800m behind Rudisha. I wanted to win, but I didn’t get much chance in the last 250 metres.”Kenyan Asbel Kiprop, 2008 Olympic gold medallist and three-time defending world champion, easily won his heat in 3:38.97.Also qualifying for Thursday’s semi-finals, with the final scheduled for Saturday, are Kiprop’s teammate Ronald Kwemoi as well as Morocco’s world bronze medallist Abdalaati Iguider, Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman and American duo Ben Blankenship and Matther Centrowitz.******Juliet Chekwel’s Olympic debut ended disastrously for her when she stopped running one lap to the end, thinking she had finished the 10000m final on Friday.Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana and the leading pack overlapped many athletes which might have been the cause of the confusion, but Chekwel gets a chance to amend that by qualifying for the 5000m final.In Friday’s race, Ayana set 29 min 17.45sec to smash one of the longest-held records  in athletics to claim 10,000m glory and claim the first gold of the Olympic track and field competition.Chekwel 26,  whose best time in the 5000m is 15:20.15 runs in heat 1 and will be joined by World Mountain running champion Stella Chesang in heat 2.The 19-year-old Chesang looks good to make the final if she can match her 5000m personal best of 15.10 set in May. The top 5 in each heat, plus top 5 losers advance to the final.The former junior ace started her seniors career on a high by winning Uganda’s national cross country championship title early this year.Later today, Ronald Musagala who is better known for his 800m exploits, takes a shot at 1,500m qualification. The 1,500m is one of the most competitive and brutal races on track and field.Tuesday August 16 Women’s 5000m round 1 – 3.30pmJuliet Chekwel and Stella ChesangMen’s 1500m round 1 – 4-30pmRonald MusagalaWed August 17 Men’s 5000m round 1 – 4.05pmJacob Kiplimo, Phillip Kipyego and Joshua Kiprui CheptegeiWomen’s 800m round 1 – 4.55pmHalimah Nakaayi and Winnie NanyondoMen’s Steeplechase finalJacob AraptanyThursday August 18 Men’s 1500m semifinal – Ronald MusagalaWomen 800m semifinalFriday August 19 Women’s 5000m finalSaturday August 20 Men’s 1500m finalWomen’s 800m finalMen’s 5000m final 3.30pmJacob Kiplimo, Phillip Kipyego and Joshua Kiprui CheptegeiSunday August 21 Men’s Marathon final 3.30pmSolomon Mutai, Jackson Kiprop and Stephen KiprotichShare on: WhatsApplast_img

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