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Uganda drops star athlete Kipsiro from Olympic Games

 Agencies |  2016-07-12 22:04:50.0  |  Kampala

“Although Kipsiro qualified for the marathon of the Olympics he has been dropped because his time was not the best compared to the three runners who have been picked for the race,” Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) president Dominic Otuchet told Xinhua on Sunday.

Otuchet explained that the organisers of the Games said only three runners can represent a country in the Olympics and Uganda picked 2012 London Olympics gold medallist Stephen Kirpotich, Solomon Mutai and Alex Chesakit. Seven athletes including gold medal winner Kipsiro had qualified for the Games. 

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