Synonyms for ayeko or Related words with ayeko

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Examples of "ayeko"
In a 2009 "Offbeat" article, however, the Ghanaian social linguist Dr. Evershed Amuzu said the chorus was "definitely West African", reflecting West African tonal patterns. The article also notes that the phrase "ayeko"—often doubled as "ayeko, ayeko"—is a popular chant meaning "well done, or congratulations" among the Akan and Ewe people in modern-day Togo, Ghana, and Benin. Both groups were heavily traded during the slave trade, often to Haiti, which served as a way station for Louisiana. Ewes in particular are credited with bringing West African cultural influences like West African Vodun rites from West Africa to Haiti and on to New Orleans.
Thomas Ayeko (born 10 February 1992 in Kapkorosoi, Bukwa District) is a Ugandan long-distance runner. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the 10,000 metres, finishing 16th overall.
Thomas Ayeko, at the age of 20, was making his first appearance at the Olympic Games. He was able to qualify for the Games by recording a time of 27 minutes and 43.22 seconds at the 2012 British Athletics Grand Prix which was 4.03 seconds faster than the required "A" qualifying standard for the 10,000 metres. In the event, he finished 16th with a time of 27 minutes and 58.96 seconds. Ayeko ranked ahead of Mukhlid Al-Otaibi from Saudi Arabia (28 minutes and 7.25 seconds) and Mohammed Ahmed of Canada (28 minutes and 13.91 seconds) but behind Eritrea's Nguse Tesfaldet Amlosom (27 minutes and 56.78 seconds). He finished 28.54 second behind Farah. Ayeko stated after the race that he was carrying an injury and that the event was "tough".
Simon Ayeko (born 10 May 1987) is a Ugandan distance runner who specialises in the 3000 metres steeplechase. He was the gold medallist in that event at the 2011 Military World Games. He has twice represented Uganda at both the World Championships in Athletics (2009, 2011) and the IAAF World Cross Country Championships (2006, 2008)
Ayeko made his breakthrough at the 2007 Summer Universiade where he was a minor medallist in both the 5000 metres and the 10,000 metres. He also made the final of the steeplechase at that event. He was a student at the Kampala International University. He had also been a double medallist at the African University Games in 2006, winning the 1500 m and taking a silver over 5000 m.
His international debut came at the 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, where he came 18th and helped Uganda to the junior bronze team medals. His junior career took off the following year as he was the junior silver medallist behind Geoffrey Kipsang at the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, then won bronze medals in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres at the 2011 African Junior Athletics Championships. Ayeko stepped into the senior category in 2012 and began to focus on track running, running a 5000 m best of 13:23.25 minutes for second at the Memorial Primo Nebiolo and a 10,000 m best of 27:43.22 minutes in Birmingham.
Julius Mutekanga was eliminated in the first round of the 800 metres while Abraham Kiplimo and Geoffrey Kusuro similarly were unable to advance to final of the 5000 metres after finishing in a non-qualifying position. Jacob Araptany also did not progress to the final in the 3000 metres steeplechase while Kiplagat was able to advance to the later stages of the same event but was disqualified for changing to the track's inside line after being knocked over by another athlete. Kispiro made it to the 5000 metres final because he was the slowest qualifier and secured a fifteenth-place finish, and took a tenth-position result in the 10,000 metres despite falling onto the track's surface. Thomas Ayeko finished in sixteenth in the same event. Kiprotich won the men's marathon and Uganda secured its first gold medal since 1972.
He started his career over shorter distances and at the 2009 Ugandan Championships he placed ninth over 1500 metres and fourth in the 3000 metres steeplechase. At the age of 18 years he was runner-up at the national 5000 metres, second to Moses Kipsiro. His half marathon debut came in Kampala and he was runner-up behind his compatriot Nathan Ayeko with a time of 1:01:26 hours. He set two personal bests at the 2013 Ugandan Championships, running 13:33.80 minutes for the 5000 m and 28:44.81 minutes for the 10,000 metres, having placed fourth at both distances. He made his debut in road events at the end of the year and was in the top ten at the BOClassic and Corrida de Houilles 10K runs. He also won the half marahton section of the Nairobi Marathon that year.
Robert Kajuga was one of the two oldest male athletes to represent Rwanda at the London Olympics, at 27 years old. He had not taken part in any previous Olympic Games. Kajuga qualified for the Games via qualification standards because his fastest time of 28 minutes and three seconds, set at the 2012 African Championships in Athletics which placed him fifth, was two seconds faster than the "B" qualifying standard for his event, the 10,000 metres. He was the second Rwandan track and field athlete to attain qualification. He competed in the event, held on 4 August, finishing 14th out of 26 athletes overall, with a time of 27 minutes and 56.67 seconds. The time was a new personal best for the athlete but was 35 seconds slower than the Rwandan national record. Kajuga ranked ahead of Nguse Tesfaldet Amlosom of Ethopia (27 minutes and 56.78 seconds) and Thomas Ayeko from Uganda (27 minutes and 58.96 seconds) but behind Dathan Ritzenhein of the United States (27 minutes and 45.89 seconds). He finished 26.25 seconds behind event winner Mo Farah of Great Britain (27 minutes and 30.42 seconds). After completing the event Kajuga said that he was "really happy" with his performances and that his début Olympic Games was a "good experience".
Fifteen athletes were selected to represent Uganda at the London Games. They were Jacob Araptany and Benjamin Kiplagat in the men's 3000 metres steeplechase, Thomas Ayeko in the men's 10,000 metres, Abraham Kiplimo and Geofrey Kusuro in the men's 5000 metres, Julius Mutekanga in the men's 800 metres, Stephen Kiprotich in the men's marathon and Moses Kipsiro participated in the men's 5000 and 10,000 metres disciplines. Other athletes chosen were Janet Achola in the women's 1500 metres, Dorcus Inzikuru in the women's 3000 metres steeplechase, Jane Suuto in the women's marathon, Edwin Ekiring in the men's badminton singles, Ganzi Mugula in the men's 50 metre freestyle, Jamila Lunkuse in the women's 50 metre freestyle and Charles Ssekyaaya in the men's 62 kilogram weightlifting event. Middle-distance runner Annet Negesa was due to compete in the women's 800 metres but withdrew because of an achilles tendon injury. For the first time since 1956, Uganda did not qualify athletes in boxing. Mugula was selected as the flag bearer for both the opening and closing ceremonies. The country's delegation was led by its vice-president Edward Ssekandi, and the Ugandan NOC technical vice-president Dennis Galabuzi who served as their chef de mission to help increase morale among their athletes.