Stella Chesang

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Stella Chesang
Stella Chesang Rio2016.jpg
Chesang at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1996-12-01) 1 December 1996 (age 25)
Serere Village, Kween District, Uganda[1]
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)1500–10,000 m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)1500 m – 4:18.80 (2015)
3000 m – 8:52.39 (2015)
5000 m – 15:10.30 (2016)
10,000 m – 31:39.00 (2018)[2]
Medal record

Stella Chesang (born 1 December 1996) is a long-distance runner from Uganda who competed in the Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's 5000 metres event at the 2016 Olympics.[3] In April 2018, she won the gold medal in the 10,000 metres at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, held in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.[1][4]

Background and education

Chesang as born on 1 December 1996 in Serere Village, Benet sub-county, Kween District, in the Eastern Region of Uganda, to Juliet Cheptoris and Patrick Kusuro. She is the second born in a family of nine siblings.[5] She attended Benet Primary School before she transferred to Chemwania High School in Kween for her O-Level studies.[5] Later, she graduated from Kyambogo University, with a degree in sports science.[6]

Police career

The Uganda Police Force recruited her as a police officer and member of the Uganda Police Athletic Club.[5] Following her winning a gold medal the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Chesang was promoted from the rank of Special Police Constable (SPC) to the rank of Inspector of Police (IP).[7]

Athletic career

During her primary school days, she won all athletic races that she competed in. She was awarded a full academic scholarship during her four-year O-Level studies at Chemwania High School. While in Senior 3, Satya Chemonges, the manager of Kapchorwa Athletics Association, requested Stella's parents that she goes and lives in his camp, so that she could train with other talented athletes, on a regular scheduled basis. It was here that the Uganda Police Force Athletic Club found and recruited her.[5]

She won the World Mountain Running Championships in 2015[8] and the Ugandan Cross Country Championships in 2016.[9]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 1st 10,000 metres 31:45.30
2015 Africa Junior Championships[5] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 3rd 5000 metres
2015 World Mountain Running Championships[5] Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom 1st Senior race

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Stella Chesang. GC2018. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  2. ^ Stella Chesang at World Athletics
  3. ^ Stella Chesang. rio2016.com
  4. ^ Uganda Radio Network (9 April 2018). "Chesang wins Uganda's second gold in Australia". The Observer (Uganda) Quoting Uganda Radio Network. Kampala. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Allan Chekwech, and Darren Allan Kyeyune (22 April 2018). "The quiet, humble life of golden girl Chesang". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  6. ^ Stella Chesang. nbcolympics.com
  7. ^ Isabirye, David (20 April 2018). "Uganda Commonwealth medalists earn promotion in the National Police Forces". Kampala: Kawowo.com. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  8. ^ IAAF: Double gold for Uganda at World Mountain Running Championships.
  9. ^ IAAF: Kipyeko and Chesang Victorious at Ugandan Cross Country Championships.

External links

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