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Nakaayi wins bronze in Serbia

Halima Nakaayi won her sixth career medal at the 18th World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, in the women’s 800m on Sunday.

The 27-year-old clocked a time of 2:00.66 behind Ajeé Wilson (1:59.09) and Ethiopia’s Freweyni Hailu (2:00.54).

Nakaayi’s triumph was the only medal won by Uganda in the championship having represented the Pearl of Africa sole in the championship.

In the 800metres men category, Mariano García from Spain claimed a gold medal, followed by Kenya`s Noah Kibet with a silver medal, and Bryce Hoppel from America walked away with a bronze medal. 

For starters, the World Athletics Indoor Championships are a biennial indoor track and field competition organized by the World Athletics.

The competition was inaugurated as the World Indoor Games in 1985 in Paris, France and was subsequently renamed to IAAF World Indoor Championships in 1987. 

The current name was adopted with the name change of the sports governing body in 2019.

The championships have been held every two years since being organised in consecutive years 2003 and 2004 to facilitate the need for them to be held in alternate years to the World Athletics Championships (outdoors) in the future. 

The next championship will take place in Nanjing, China 2023.

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