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Team Uganda scoped 5 medals at the 3rd Edition of the African Youth Games 2018

September 3, 2018

Team Uganda participated in the 3rd edition of the African Youth Games with 32 athletes and 14 officials that took place from the 18th – 28th July 2018 in Algiers. The team comprised of 6 sports disciplines; 5 individual sports and 1 team sport. In addition to this, Government officials from Ministry of Education and Sports that included the State minister for Sports Hon. Charles Bakkabulindi and National Council of Sports Ag. Secretary General Dr. Bernard Ogwel also attended the games.  Team Uganda’s performance was generally good were we managed to scoop 5 medals i.e 3 silver and 2 bronze medals as broken down below;

 

No Sport/Name Function/Event Results
  ATHLETICS    
1.        Ms. Adokorach Brenda 100m 7th in the heats with 12:81
2.        Ms. Chelengat Sarah 3000m Won Silver and Qualified for YOG with 9:30.60
3.        Ms. Chekwemoi Esther Yego 2000m SC Won Bronze and Qualified for YOG with 6:41.23
4.        Ms. Cheptoyek Joy 1500m Did not Finish (DNF)
5.        Ms. Akidi Betty Bigombe 400m 5th in the finals with 56.90
6.        Mr. Obaren Aaron 100m

200m

7th with 11:27 was 7th in the Semi-finals with 22:87
7.        Mr. Chelimo Oscar 3000m Won Silver and Qualified for YOG with 8:00.72
8.        Mr. Mutai Ezekiel 2000m SC 7th in the finals with 5:59.06
9.        Mr. Kibet Joshua 800m 7th in the heats with 1:55.36
10.    Mr. Chebet Dan 1500m 8th in the finals with 4:01.67
  BADMINTON
2. Mr. Kasirye Brian Singles Won a Silver medal after losing 1-2 to Bongout from Mauritius
  WEIGHTLIFTING
2. Mr. Lutaaya Hamdan. S 56kgs Ranked 6th out of 9 with a new PB of Snatch 58KG & Clean & Jerk 77KG with a total of 135KG and Qualified for YOG.
  HANDBALL Egypt 36 – 22 Uganda

Algeria 36 – 25 Uganda

Uganda 28 – 29 Angola

 

Team Uganda finished in the 6th position overall.

  ROWING
3 Mr. Waira Joel JMi*1* (2*500m) Finished 8th out of 8 Overall.
4 Ms. Ndagire Grace JW1*2000m/ JM*1* (2*500m) She finished 8th Overall with 09:02.87 and 5th in 500m thereby qualifying for YOG.
  SWIMMING

 

2 Mr. Kabuye Adnan Adam 100 Back

100 Breast

50 Back

50 Free

1:06.08 PB

1:18.60 PB

0:30.36 PB

0:26.13 PB

3 Mr. Ambala Atuhaire Ogola 400 Free

100 Back

200 Free

200 Back

50 Free

 

100 Free

800 Free

4:33.47

1:03.99

2.08.49

2:29.07

0:24.89 – Prelim

0:24.91 – Finals

0:56.34

9:23.96

4 Mr. Ssamula Darren Kirabo 400 Free

100 Fly

200 Free

100 Free

4:48.69

1:07.69

2:21.98

1.02.76

5 Mr. Ssengonzi Jesse Ssuubi 100 Breast

200 IM

100 Fly

50 Breast

50 Fly

200 Fly

1:10.52 PB

2.17.22 Prelim/ DQ-F

0:59.01 PB

0:32.00 PB

25:57 PB

2:10.72 – Prelim

2:11.99 – Finals (Made FINA B Times and await a decision from FINA on whether he qualified for YOG)

6 Ms. Katumba Ssuubi Selina 50 Free

100 Free

1:04.50

29.23

7 Ms. Ssengonzi Rebecca Yayeri 50 Breast

 

100 Back

200 IM

50 Fly

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 Back

200 Fly

100 Fly

36.36 – Prelim

36.37 – Finals

1:12.21

2:36.35 PB

28.80 – Prelim

29.33 – Finals (Won Bronze) (Made FINA B Times and await a decision from FINA on whether he qualified for YOG)

 

0:33.68

2.37.73

 

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