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
FIFA executive meets amid corruption report storm
FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened a meeting of his 25-member executive committee on Thursday amid a storm of controversy over an inquiry into the bids by Russia and Qatar for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups....
Nsubuga inspires Uganda against the visiting Takashinga side
The only thing worse than a terrible first innings is a disastrous second innings. Thanks to Frank Nsubuga, the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) XI turned a dreadful batting show into their first victory against the Takashinga XI on Thursday at Kyambogo....
She Cranes live on Fox
Sydney Fox Sports and Network Ten will bring the world’s best netballers into homes across Australia next year from August 7-16, when they join forces with the Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015 in an exciting moment for the broadcast of women’s sport....
Netball World Cup: Uganda avoids Australia
She Cranes head coach Fred Mugerwa is convinced Uganda will progress to the knockout stages of the 2015 netball World Cup due in Sydney, Australia....
Motocross registers success on various fronts this year
The 2014 motocross season registered progress on the domestic and international scene....
Takashinga expose Uganda’s batting woes
Deus Muhumuza’s economy with the ball was the brightest spot on another day of admirable bowling and fielding that typically fell short of securing victory for a Ugandan team facing strong foreign opposition....
Do you agree with the ban on the export of maids?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter