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Uganda wins eleven medals at Africa swimming championship

By Johnson Were

Added 27th April 2016 02:54 PM

The team, despite winning medals had trouble with the swimming pools

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The team poses for photos with NCS assistant Secretary. PHOTO: Johnson Were

The team, despite winning medals had trouble with the swimming pools

The national swimming team that traveled to Mauritius for the 14th edition of the Africa championship CANA Zone IV returned home Tuesday with 11 medals from the championship held on April 20-23.

The team, despite winning medals had trouble with the swimming pools as the team trains in a 25m pool while the competition was held in a 50m pool according to Abbey Ddamulira who was the team manager and coach.

"We had a good team and I'm happy with the team. We should have performed better but because we train in 25m Pool, our athletes were affected by a 50m pool," Ddamulira stated.

 The team captain addresses the media

The team which had Ambala Atuhairwe, Nabil Saleh, Salima Katumba,Ben Kaganda,Nicholas Malon and others was received by National council of sports (NCS) assistant secretary David Katende.

He promised to support the team during the CANA Zone III championship later this year in Zimbabwe.

The team of nine athletes won Gold, five Silvers and five bronze medals and Uganda Swimming federation Secretary Moses Mwase said their focus turns to sourcing resources in preparation for Zone III championship.

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