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Kirabo makes history with two gold medals at CANA Zone IV

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 21st February 2019 03:52 PM

On Wednesday in Namibia, she clocked 27.74 in the girls 13-14 category 50m freestyle.

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Kirabo Namutebi in action as she prepared for the CANA Zone IV Swimming Championships at Gems pool. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

On Wednesday in Namibia, she clocked 27.74 in the girls 13-14 category 50m freestyle.

 
CANA Zone IV Championships, Namibia
 
16-20 February
 
Selected results
 
Boys
 
Shane Birungi 1 bronze
 
Girls
 
Kirabo Namutebi  2 gold+ 1 silver + 2 bronze
 
Avice Meya 2 silver +1 bronze
 
Kirabo Namutebi is like an alien that keeps evolving!  For the better part of her career, she has maintained a progressive trend.
 
Apparently, she maintains some sort of a stay hungry attitude despite all that she has won.
 
On the local scene, the 13-year-old has done everything there is to hold her name up there in the “immortals” of aquatic sport.
 
With often a grin on her face, she has managed to run away from the pressure that comes with being at the top.
 
At the CANA Zone IV championship that ended Wednesday in Namibia, clocking 27.74 in the girls 13-14 category 50m freestyle was a massive take away point.
 
The headline- catcher not even the hosts and top sides like South Africa can afford to ignore. The feat means that she becomes the first Ugandan to win two gold medals at a single CANA Zone IV event. Saleh Nabil has won two but on different events.
 
“It is amazing; a reward to hard work and that is what a coach would like to see in their athletes. This will inspire other young ones to do better” said Muzafaru Muwanguzi, coach.
 
Conversely, 24-year-old Avice Meya has been consistent at the event with two-second finishes.  In the end, however, Kirabo’s feat necessarily overshadows Uganda’s overall performance at the event.
 
EMAIL:kbalikuddembe@newvision.co.ug
 
TWITTER: @casozi14
 
 

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