DOLPHIN’S Kirabo Namutebi won 3 gold medals to set the pace for her teammates at the national swimming championships
By Kasozi Balikuddembe
DOLPHIN’S Kirabo Namutebi won 3 gold medals to set the pace for her teammates at the national swimming championships held at GEMS Cambridge International School on Saturday.
Namutebi won in the 100m breast stroke, 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle heats in the 10 and under girls beating Seals Club swimmers to the gold.
Arnold Kisulo also bagged 3 golds in the 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 200m individual medley in the 15 and over boys’ category with Tendo Mukalazi taking 3 golds in the 100m, 500m breast stroke and 20m Individual Medley races.
Pendo Kaumi was Dolphins’ other star also winning gold in 25m backstroke, 50m butterfly and 1 silver in 50m backstroke in the boys 12 and under category.
Raphael Sine and Elisha Tibatemwa won 2 gold each in the 10 and under 15 and above Boys categories.
Nanette Nsereko, John Gasasira, Mitchel Sine, Siegfried Katumwa and Yonah Lumonya won gold for the Dolphins as well.
Meanwhile Seals’ Anthea Mudanye beat the odds and garnered 7 golds in the girls’ 13-14 events.
Hannah Kyanda won 2 gold and 2 silver in the 10 and under girls’ category while Avice Meya bagged 2 gold and 1 silver in the girls 15 and over category as Nuwa Sserunjogi, Ann Mudanye and Francesco Kagugube won 1 gold and one silver each.
Thirty year old Duchateau Aurelie secured 1 gold in 50m backstroke in the 15 and over girls category for team Altona.
Rachael Galinda won 1 silver in 100m breast stroke in the girls 15 and over category while Abba Mayanja bagged 3 bronze in the boys 10 and under category as Amos Bakka bagged 1 bronze in the boys 15 and over category ahead of the final events on Sunday.
Medal count after day one
Kirabo Namutebi 3 gold
Arnold Kisulo 3 gold
Tendo Mukalazi 3 gold
Pendo Kaumi 2 gold+1 silver
Raphael Sine 2 gold
Elisha Tibatemwa 2 gold
Nanette Nsereko 1 gold
John Gasasira 1 gold
Mictchel Sine 1 gold
Siegfred Katumwa 1 gold
Yona Lumonya 1 gold
Anthea Mudanye 7 gold
Hannah Kyanda 2 gold+2 silver
Avice Meya 2 gold+1silver
Nuwa Sserunjogi 1 gold+1 silver
Ann Mudanye 1 gold+1 silver
Francesco Kagugube 1 gold+1silver
Allanah Mpyisi 1 gold
Duchateau Aurelie 1 gold
Rachael Galinda 1 silver
Abba Mayanja 3 bronze
Amos Bakka 1 bronze
Dolphins set pace at national championships