Uganda gears up for Paris 2024 Olympics with 25 Athletes

Uganda gears up for Paris 2024 Olympics with 25 Athletes

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  • July 7, 2024
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By Emmanuel Sekago

With nineteen days remaining until the Olympic Games, scheduled from July 26th to August 11th, 2024, in Paris, France, Uganda is set to send a contingent of 25 athletes.

The team comprises 21 track and field athletes, a rower, a cyclist, and two swimmers, according to documents reviewed by Wallnetnews.

The athletic team is spearheaded by notable names such as Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo, who are set to compete in multiple distance events.

Kathleen Grace Noble

The inclusion of athletes across various disciplines underscores Uganda’s diverse talent and commitment to excelling on the global stage.

Gloria Muzito and Jesse Ssengonzi will represent Uganda in swimming, showcasing their prowess in the 100m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly events, respectively.

Charles Kagimu will take on the Men’s Road Race in cycling, while Kathleen Grace Noble aims for glory in Single Scull Rowing.

The coaching staff brings a wealth of experience and expertise to ensure that Team Uganda is well-prepared for the challenges ahead in Paris.

The nation’s hopes are high as these athletes strive to bring home medals and make their country proud.

Among the international technical officials representing Uganda at the Paris Olympic Games are Joseph Collins Ssemmanda (Modern Pentathlon), Salim Musoke (Weightlifting), Max Kanyerezi (Aquatics), and Shamira Nabadda (Football).

About the Competition Schedule, Charles Kagimu will compete in the Men’s Road Race on August 3rd, 2024, for Kathleen Grace Noble will participate in Single Scull Rowing from July 27th to August 3rd, 2024, yet Gloria Muzito will compete in the 100m Freestyle, with heats and semifinals starting on Tuesday, July 30th, 2024, and concluding on Wednesday, July 31st, 2024.

Jesse Ssengonzi will take part in the 100m Butterfly, starting on Friday, August 2nd, 2024, and ending on August 3rd, 2024.

The Athletics program kicks off on August 2nd, 2024, with the Women’s 800m Round 1 and concludes with the Men’s 10,000m final on the same day.

Meanwhile, Uganda Olympic Committee President Donald Rukare, talking to Wallnetnews, shared his thoughts on the team heading to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

He said, “We congratulate all those athletes that have qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This is a major achievement in your sporting lives. We also congratulate and thank the respective federations, coaches, families of the athletes, National Council of Sports, and the Ministry of Education and Sports, who are very much part of this qualification. We wish you all the best and call upon all Ugandans to support Team Uganda during the games.”
Uganda Team;

Athletics
Men;Tarsis Gracious Orogot (200m), Tom Dradriga (800m), Jacob Kiplimo (5000m/10000m), Joshua Cheptegei (5000m/10000m), Oscar Chelimo (5000m), Martin Magengo Kiprotich (10000m), Leonard Chemonges (3000m Steeplechase), Victor Kiplangat (Marathon), Stephen Kissa (Marathon) and Andrew Rotich Kwemoi (Marathon).

Women; Halimah Nakaayi (800m), Winnie Nanyondo (1500m), Joy Cheptoyek (5000m/10000m), Esther Chebet (5000m), Belinda Chemutai (5000m), Sarah Chelangat (10000m), Annet Chemengich Chelangat (10000m), Peruth Chemutai (3000m Steeplechase), Stella Chesang (Marathon), Mercyline Chelangat (Marathon) and Rebecca Cheptegei (Marathon),

Swimming; Gloria Muzito (100m Freestyle) and Jesse Ssengonzi (100m Butterfly)

Cycling; Charles Kagimu (Men’s Road Race)
Rowing; Kathleen Grace Noble (Single Scull Rowing)

Coaching Team; Cycling: Ishaka Bukenya, Rowing: Dr. James Anthony Martinez and Batenga Nakisozi, Swimming: Tony Kasujja while Athletics: Benjamin Njia, Peter Chelangat, Grace Chesang, Faustino Kiwa, Paul Okello, and Adrianus Ruiter

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