Weightlifter Baligeya stars for Uganda

By Vision Reporter

GODFREY Baligeya lifted 140kgs and 152 in the clean and jerk category to set a new national record as team Uganda won the East and Central Africa Weightlifting Championships.

By Usher Komugisha

East and Central Africa Championships
Uganda 326 points
Kenya 137 points


GODFREY Baligeya lifted 140kgs and 152 in the clean and jerk category to set a new national record as team Uganda won the East and Central Africa Weightlifting Championships.

But Baligeya fell short of clinching a gold medal during the event held at the Buziga Country Resort.

Baligeya’s colleagues took gold in their events as the team outwitted Kenya to lift the top award.

Khalid Batuusa won gold after lifting 230kg, Ismail Katamba in the 227kg, Jamiru Lubega in the 185kg while Farouk Kyambadde picked a similar medal in 130kg.

Kenya’s Duke Machada got gold in the 275kg category.

Weightlifter Baligeya stars for Uganda