Ambala swims to Semi Finals, Bwogi joins fellow Victims. | 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Atuhaire Ambala Ogola at the Men’s 100m freestyle Heat 2, Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Tuesday, 01: 04 (East African Time) positioned in Lane 1 finished 7th after positing 54.23 seconds and therefore progresses to the Semi-Finals.

PHOTO/AFP: Ambala at the Men’s 100m freestyle swimming event at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo

Kenya’s Rosafio Danilo, the heat’s winner had all the bragging rights after posting 52.45. Burundi’s Belly-Cresus Ganira came 8th with 54.33


In 2019 World Aquatics Championships  Gwanghwamun, South Korea, the youngster featured in both 500 and 100 meters Freestyle Events. He also represented Uganda at the African Swimming Championships in Algiers, Algeria before making the 2019 African Games in Rabat the following year.


In Bahamas, the swimmer represented Uganda in the Commonwealth 2017 Games, he featured in the Boys 200m freestyle at a record time 2.07.97 and Backstroke, and in the 400m long races later.


The Bombers’ captain now follows David Kavuma Ssemujju(middleweight) and Catherine Nanziri on the victim list at the Olympics after being eliminated in the last 32. Although, the USA judge one gave him 29 – 28 and Judge two 28 – 28, Bwogilost the game after a spill decision to Georgia’s Eskherkhan Madiev.

PHOTO COURTESY: Bomber Captain Shadir Bwogi (Red) in action against Eskerkhan Madiev during Men’s Welterweight round of 16, Tokyo Olympics at the Kokugikan Arena today

Shadir last had a competitive fight in February 2020 where he won his Olympics ticket, henceforth blowing the last hopes of an Olympic medal for the Bombers.


The match-fit Georgian boxer cornered Musa on several occasion, landing each purposeful punch, Musa penalized and a point deducted, notwithstanding fewer. We all have to give the captain after 17 months of being inactive for the Courage to set up in the ring.


Ithilebu Robert Is a Freelance Sports Writer at Ndibba, Good with Figures and Data Analysis

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