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World Championships: Orogot unfazed despite missing 200m finals

by Nnalubaale Sports
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In spite of missing out on the finals of the 200m race at the World Championships in Oregon, Ugandan sprinter Tarsis Orogot was left with his head above, promising to comeback with a better show in the future.

In the second heat on Wednesday, Orogot clocked 20:35 seconds to finish fifth, with only the first two to hit the finals.

“13th in the world over the 200m, I will take that…Super excited about what my future holds,” he said off his Twitter account before adding: “just a boy with a dream.”

Despite being faster than his semi-final run (20:40), the US based youngster could not make the next top two fastest times.

Jereem Richards (Trinidad and Tobago) and Luxolo Adams (South Africa), who finished 19.86 and 20.09, took the two spots for the next fastest times.

Orogot is the first Ugandan athlete in history to take part in the 200m at the World Championships.

He joins Davis Kamoga as the only Ugandan male sprinters ever. Kamoga featured in the 400m in Athens, Greece (1997).

Orogot is set to take part in the forthcoming Commonwealth games slated for Birmingham, in a bid for glory.

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