Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai wins an Olympic gold medal 2020
Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai wins an Olympic gold medal 2020 : Peruth Chemutai became the first Ugandan woman to win a gold Olympic medal during the Tokyo 2020 world Olympics. Peruth Chemutai participated in the women’s Olympic 3000m steeplechase on Wednesday 4th 2021 with a time win of 9:01.45 at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The 22-year-old Ugandan set a new national record as she chased down the USA’s Courtney Frerichs, who won silver at the 2017 World Championships, on the final lap and pulled away to win by 20 meters and Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng who had to settle for the bronze medal to go with the silver she won in the same event at the Rio Games in 2016. Ethiopia’s Mekides Abebe came in as fourth with Kenya’s world champion Beatrice Chepkoech only able to finish seventh, after struggling with a hamstring injury. A second Ethiopian Zerfe Wondimagegn was eighth.
Uganda’s Gold medal winner Peruth Chemutai along with Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo who qualified for the final race take will take place on 7th/August/20221 after taking the position of second and third position wining Silver and Bronze medals respectively are citizens of Uganda born and raised in the on the hilly Kapchorwa district located in the Eastern part of Uganda. Kapchorwa district is surrounded by hills take part of the Mount Elgon which is the fourth highest mountain in Africa.
Kapchorwa and Mount Elgon national park are one of the main tourist destinations in Uganda offering Hiking experiences to tourists. Some of the attractions include;
Sipi falls – this is one of the incredible falls in Uganda located on the foothills of Mount Elgon national park close to Uganda-Kenya border. The falls are said to have originated from the hot springs that flow on Sipi River flowing on Mount Elgon to the bottom pouring from a high cliff creating a series of rapids, flowing to Lake Kyoga. Sipi falls is composed of 3 different levels of waterfalls each with its own altitude. The longest is at 100m high and it’s the main fall with the last biggest fall in the series, second falls at 85m and the third falls at 75m. These waterfalls are believed to be the most romantic because they give beautiful scenery. The triple waterfall on Sipi falls are possibly the most beautiful waterfalls in Uganda that also form a mini rainbow when they are hit by the morning sun is something for everyone to look forward to. Besides these 3 powerful falls, the entire landscape is dotted with more than 300 other ‘smaller’ waterfalls for a Uganda Safari.
The Sipi falls have recently become a huge head turner for both foreign and local tourists. The misty fog created as the water drops with great strength and deep rumbling, the suspenseful hike to the top of the falls and the view it provides of the coffee plantations and surrounding Kapchorwa plains, and not forgetting the endless photo-worthy spots are some of the reasons why. If you are planning to visit the falls, here’s what you could expect to do and see.
Hiking on Sipi falls takes you about 3 hours to hike all the three Sipi falls. The paths to the falls are approximately 7 to 8 kilometers with each hike a different adventure and new discoveries. You will be guided by a professional tour guide that knows the ins and outs of the place as well as the best spots with the best panoramic view of the valley! Other tourist activities around the area include; Coffee plantation on the foot hills of Mount Elgon, Mountain Biking, Hiking Mount Elgon National Park and Community tours