Joshua Cheptegei Makes History At 2020 Tokyo Olympics!
This is a proud moment for not just Ugandans, East Africans, and Africans, in general, a win for one of us is a win for us all. Following the great first win for Ugandan women Peruth Chemutai, alongside other Ugandans who won silver and bronze medals. Congratulation to Joshua Cheptegi the first Ugandan to win a gold medal in the men's 5000 final at the Tokyo Olympics winning in 12 minutes. Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei is a Ugandan long-distance runner and 2019 world champion in the 10,000-meter run. Cheptegei is the tenth man in history to hold the 5,000 m and 10,000 m world record concurrently, both set in 2020. Joshua Cheptegei Cheptegei was born on 12 September 1996 in Kapsewui, Kapchorwa District, Uganda In primary school. Cheptegei first played football and tried out the long jump and triple jump, but switched to running when he discovered his talent in distance running. Cheptegei studied languages and literature in Kampala for two years and is employed by the Ugandan National Police.