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Uganda holds inaugural Africa Powerlifting Championship

By Silvano Kibuuka

Added 4th November 2019 02:26 PM

Same Same Jules of Cameroon became center of attraction when he beat Ugandan Ken Sekiranda in the sub-master age category.

Uganda holds inaugural Africa Powerlifting Championship

Same Same Jules of Cameroon became center of attraction when he beat Ugandan Ken Sekiranda in the sub-master age category.

Lady Powerlifter Jude Alberto lifts a deadweight of 165 kg at the Africa Powerlifting Championships at Lugogo. PHOTO: Silvano Kibuuka
 
Africa Powerlifting Winners
 
Juniors - Men:
 
1.Cat. 75 - David Musoke 515 kg
 
2.Cat. 90 - Stephan Noueba (Cameroon) 650 kg
 
3.Cat. 100 - Suoeiman Sembatya 210 kg.
 
Open - Men:
 
1.Cat.67 - David Musoke 440 kg
 
2.Cat. 75 - Mike Sebbale 640 kg
 
3.Cat. 82 - Dimitri Ndembo Cameroon) 610
 
4.Cat. 90 - Ali Mutagubya 485 kg
 
5.Cat 100 - Zubair Kubo 630 kg.
 
Sub Masters -Men:
 
1.Cat.75 - William Kyobe 445kg
 
2. Cat. 82 - Stephen Gidudu 530 kg
 
3. Cat. 90 - Elisa Mpagi 500 kg
 
4.Cat. 100 - Denis Iyep (Cameroon) 430 kg
 
5.Cat.110 - Romeo Nengoue (Cameroon) 465 kg
 
5.Cat. 125 - Same Same Jules (Cameroon) 730 kg.
 
Masters - Men:
 
1.Cat 100 - Mackey Okello 415 kg.
 
1.Cat 125 - Robert Kalema 615 kg.
 
Women - Open:
 
1.Alberto Jude - 315 kg
 
2.Safina Namutebi - 270kg
 
3.Sarah Cohen - 200 kg.
 
Ugandan lifters had international exposure at home when they participated in the inaugural Africa Powerlifting Championships on Sunday at Lugogo Indoor Arena.
 

Powerlifter Same Same Jules of Cameroon lifts a deadweight of 280 kg at the Africa Powerlifting Championships at Lugogo. PHOTO: Silvano Kibuuka

The event attracted 46 participants, male and women from Uganda and Cameroon who competed in Juniors (20-23yers), Open (24-32 yrs), Sub Masters (33-39 yrs) and the Master between 40-49yrs).

Same Same Jules of Cameroon became center of attraction when he beat Ugandan Ken Sekiranda in the sub-master age category.
 

 Powerlifter Ken Sekiranda lifts a deadweight of 210 kg at the Africa Powerlifting Championships at Lugogo. PHOTOS: Silvano Kibuuka 

 
Three winners in each weight category qualified for the Powerlifting World Cup in Canada in May 2020, according to Chairman of the Ugandan Association (UPA), Meddie Kaaya.

 

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