Why Tarsis Orogot will not future at 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Tarsis Orogot

Ugandan sprinter Tarsis Orogot has been a revelation since he moved to the United States of America, studying on scholarship at the University of Alabama.

Orogot wanted to be in the men’s 200m final at the Oregon World Athletics Championships but came just close in 20.35 seconds, just not good enough for fifth place in Heat 2 at the Hayward Field.

His efforts were again going to be witnessed in the same distance at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth games but unfortunately travel hitches ruled him out.

“It’s no secret now that I won’t be competing at my first commonwealth games,” Orogot wrote on his social media.

“It all came down to visa issues. Even after my visa got issued it will get to me after the 200m has been run.”

His round one 100m and 200m races were bound to happen on 2nd and 4th August at the Alexander Stadium respectively.

He added; “I want to thank the Ugandan Federation and The Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Washington D.C. that worked hard to have it expedited. Finally, it’s been a great season all thanks to the Almighty God.”

His Oregon show meant that he had become Uganda’s first male sprinter at the Worlds since Davis Kamoga won 400m silver at the Athens 1997 edition.

He will now focus on preparing for the 19th Worlds in the Hungarian capital Budapest next year where stakes will even be higher.


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