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Halimah Nakaayi (born 16 October 1994) is a Ugandan middle-distance runner. She competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, in the women's 800 metres.[2] She was the flag bearer for Uganda in the closing ceremony.[3] Her biggest success is a gold medal in the 800m at the 2019 World Athletics Championships.

Halimah Nakaayi
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Nakaayi at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
NationalityUgandan
Born (1994-10-16) 16 October 1994 (age 25)
Mukono, Uganda[1]
Sport
CountryUganda
SportAthletics
Event(s)800 metres

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Uganda
2011 World Youth Championships Lille, France 26th (h) 800 m 2:13.59
Commonwealth Youth Games Douglas, Isle of Man 1st 400 m 57.16
2012 World Junior Championship Barcelona, Spain 14th (h) 800 m 2:06.381
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 39th (h) 400 m 57.51
2015 Universiade Gwangju, South Korea 21st (sf) 400 m 57.13
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:45.40
2016 African Championship Durban, South Africa 10th (h) 800 m 2:04.97
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 17th (sf) 800 m 2:00.63
2017 Islamic Solidarity Games Baku, Azerbaijan 10th (h) 400 m 55.77
2nd 800 m 2:01.60
World Championships London, United Kingdom 19th (sf) 800 m 2:01.74
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 15th (h) 800 m 2:01.69
8th 4 × 400 m relay 3:35.03
African Championships Asaba, Nigeria 4th 800 m 1:58.90
2019 African Games Rabat, Morocco 3rd 800 m 2:03.55
World Championships Doha, Qatar 1st 800 m 1:58.04

1Disqualified in the final

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2014 CWG bio
  2. ^ "Halimah Nakaayi". rio2016.com. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony – Flag Bearers" (PDF). Retrieved 24 August 2016.

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