Sport
Five nations for weightlifting championship
Publish Date: Feb 21, 2014
Five nations for weightlifting championship
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Silvano Kibuuka

Five countries have so far confirmed their participation in the second World Islamic Weightlifting Championships slated for Kampala. The competition will be held March 27- April 4.


Elite weightlifters from Turkey, Turkistan, Syria, Libya and Saudi Arabia will join their Ugandan rivals at the competition whose preparations are already in top gear.

Uganda Weightlifting Federation (UWF) president Salim Musokes said that the tournament’s organising committee had confirmed the MTN Arena, Lugogo as venue.

The official said that the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation sanctioned competition is expected to have athletes from over 20 countries.

“The sitting arrangement at Lugogo was the biggest advantage over other venues proposed,” Musoke stated.

He added, “Imperial Group of Hotels will provide accommodation for the participants.” Uganda’s preparation for the event will enter a new phase with the last qualifier at Kasubi Physique Gym tomorrow.

A team of 10 weightlifters will represent the country at the competition

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Golfers head to the course for charity
Golfers at the Uganda Golf Club and at Entebbe Club head to the course this weekend not only for their routine weekend rounds but also to raise funds for different causes....
Premier League ruling favours Jogoos
The Uganda Premier League has ruled in SC Villa’s favour following their encounter with Express that aborted last week because of crowd violence....
Oscar Pistorius: The
At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon....
Cricketers are hopeful
For Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) chairman Richard Mwami, the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 has already brought one notable disappointment....
Najjumba seeks first women cricket league title
Franklyn Najjumba will be all out to lead Tornado women Cricket Club to their maiden Mehta Cricket League title as the Twenty/20 cricket league climaxes on Sunday. Tornado has been runners up in all women tournaments....
National cricket team targets final place
The National cricket team left the country Sunday for the ICC Division III Cricket League that starts Thursday in Malaysia....
Was Oscar Pistorius' 5 year sentence fair and just?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter