Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has congratulated Peruth Chemutai for winning the gold medal in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase.
“I congratulate Peruth Chemutai upon winning gold in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and becoming the first Ugandan woman to do so. The country is extremely proud of you. Kongoi,” President Museveni said on his Twitter account.
Chemutai won gold clocking in a time of 9:01:45 at Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday.
Chemutai beat Courtney Frerichs of the United States in the last lap, with Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng claiming the bronze.