Uganda registers maiden win at commonwealth games

ELLY KYEYUNE

After a dismal start to this year’s edition of Commonwealth games in Gold Coast Australia, Uganda registered its maiden wins on day four of the games.

Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei has this morning won Gold medal for Uganda  in the men’s 5000m in a time of 13:50.84.


First to bring the joy was the boxing team captain Shadir Musa Bwogi who qualified for the quarter finals after beating Merven Clair from Mauritius.

Bwogi is one of only three Ugandan boxers with a chance of winning a medal.
In netball; She Cranes also brought some joy, after beating Malawi 54-52 goals on Saturday.
Team captain Peace Proscovia and goal attacker Rachael Nanyonga scored 35 and 19 goals respectively to boost Uganda’s chances of making it from group stages.

Peace and Nanyonga also had a higher scoring percentage rate than any other player in the game.
She Cranes will be back in action on Sunday against England, the world’s number three in game of netball.

She Cranes are third in group B with two points and England leading the group followed by New Zealand with four points each.

Meanwhile, weight lifter Hakim Ssempereza’s hope of winning a medal were all lost after he finished in a distant 9th position of 14 competitors.

Uganda was sent a team of four weight lifters namely, Irene Kasubo, Khalid Batuusa, Julius Ssekitooleko and Hakim Ssempreza.