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Uganda’s Shadir Bwogi is set to face Georgia’s Eskekhan Madiev | 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Bombers captain Shadir Bwogi will face Eskekan Madiev from Georgia in the last 16 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Men’s Welterweight. The Georgia Welterweight champion won by RSC in the last 32 against Silver Medalist Lorenzo Collazo of Azerbaijan.

 

Bwogi is one out of the 24 athletes to represent Uganda at the Olympics, his road to the Olympics started in 2018 after successfully making it through the Nationals to book a place in the African Qualifiers in Senegal.

 

The captain and other four athletes made the semi-finals but all lost out of the 13 who represented Uganda at the Championships in West Africa – Isaac Masembe (Featherweight 52 – 57Kg), David Semujju (Middleweight 69 – 75Kg), Emily Tina Nakalema (Women’s welterweight 64 – 69kgs) and NanziriCatherine (Women’s Fly weight 48 – 51kg).

 

In February 2020, Musa booked his ticket to the Olympics after defeating Jesse Lartey in the Welterweight box-off on the last day of the 2020 African Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament held in Diamniadio.

 

Ronald Serugo booked Uganda’s first boxing major tournament ticket since 2008 when he qualified for the China Olympics. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially started on the 24th of July 2021, with Noble making history as the first Rower of Uganda heading to the repechage. She posted 8:36:01 third place Heat 3 of Repechage meaning she will go to the Semi-Finals E/F on Sunday (9:20am).

 

Bwogi has represented Uganda at the 2017 African Championships in Congo-Brazzaville, the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast and 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco. He is also the winner of the inaugural Edition of the Shadow Boxing Challenge organized by Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF).

 

With full back-ups from both Nationals at Home and fellow athletes, the Bombers Captain is set to pull-off a favor of National Interest and joy as he qualifies to the Next Round of the Men’s Welterweight at the Olympics.

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

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