Crystal, the Groove cafe presenter on RX radio has expressed dissatisfaction over how Peruth Chemutai’s inspirational story that led her winning Gold in the Olympics has been told.
Following the return of the athletes to the country yesterday on 10th August 2021, the President is set to meet the medalists today to reward them for their outstanding performances in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
However, Crystal says that if heroic stories like that of Chemutai are given the attention they deserve, they could be building blocks to great inspirations.
“When receiving her medal amidst a short interview, Chemutai talked about how she had to build these rudimentary setup of sticks for her to train for the steeplechase. The American lady next to her was literally in tears when she heard how this young lady had to build a course for herself. I feel like this hasn't been given the attention it deserves yet more Ugandans need to get motivated by these kinds of steps to greatness,” Crystal said.
Peruth Chemutai recently made history for Uganda after winning Gold in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:01.45 at the Olympic Games Tokyo, beating USA's Courtney Frerichs who scooped Silver with a time of 9:04.79 and Kenya's Hyvin Kiyeng who secured Bronze with a time of 9:05.39.
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