Kipsiro Worried Ahead Of IAAF Championships In Moscow

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The 2011 Commonwealth Games double gold medalist Moses Kipsiro has said he is worried ahead of the IAAF World Championship in Moscow next week.

The 2011 Commonwealth Games double gold medalist Moses Kipsiro has said he is worried ahead of the IAAF World Championship in Moscow next week.

Kipsiro told Uganda Radio Network on Tuesday that the recent knee injury he sustained during training has put him in a tricky position.

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The athletics team was today morning flagged off by the National Council of Sports (NCS) at a brief function at the headquarters in Lugogo. NCS Secretary General Jasper Aligawesa told the team that they are representing 35 million Ugandans who are all rallying behind them.

Team coach Lt. Benjamin Longiros said after two months of hard work he expects most of the team members to perform well in Moscow.

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Benjamin Kiplagat, who will participate in the 3000m Steeplechase, said he is confident of getting the first three places in the race. The experienced runner will be making his third appearance in the World Championships.

The team will also have 2012 London Olympics Marathon gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich. Ronald Musagala who qualified for the 800m is the surprise entrant on the team for the lucrative Moscow event that runs from August 10 to 18. Rarely has any Ugandan athlete qualified at home for any major international competition.

Missing out on the team is former 3000m steeplechase world champion Dorcus Inzikuru who is ruled out because of injury. The other star athletes on the team include US based Sarah Nambawa, and marathoners Jackson Kiprop and Abraham Kiplimo.