Ugandan Steeplechaser Faceplants Into Barrier

Jacob Araptany uganda steeplechase faceplant

Uganda’s hopes for a medal in the 3000m steeplechase rested on the shoulders of Jacob Araptany.

After the three heats, Jacob actually had the second-best time going into the final, but that was all for naught after the Ugandan was eliminated from the race after faceplanting into a barrier:

Uganda's Jacob Araptany had one nasty fall in the 3,000m steeplechase final #athletics #Rio2016

— Alex Terrell (@alxterrell) August 17, 2016

Yeah… that’s probably the worst way to lose out on a medal opportunity.

Jacob competed in the same event in the 2012 Olympics but didn’t qualify for the final.