Uganda will need a big performance today to catch up with rivals Kenya at the top of the Cana Zone 3&4 Championships table.
Despite winning seven medals at the event held at Kampala Parents School yesterday, Uganda sit sixth on table, 233.5 points behind leaders Kenya.
“We started well and the team is winning medals but overall we need the chasing pack to do better,” Uganda’s coach Isaac Rwenzo said.
Kimberley Hindu (girls) and Nuwa Senkebe Serunjogi set the pace as they improved their seeding times to win gold and silver respectively in the 14 and under 800m freestyle event.
Hindu, 13, entered a seed time of 9:58.07minutes but improved it by 15 seconds to win gold.
Senkebe, 14, too managed to lower his personal best by more than a second, posting 10:19.20 minutes.
“The competition was tough but I am glad my hard work paid off,” Senkebe said. Meanwhile, Kenyan coach Mansoor Fakhry, believes Uganda can bank on its big contingent (38) to chase the lead. “Uganda is a worry for us because they have a big number of swimmers but we are more worried of South Africa,” Fakhry said.
cana champs results
800m freestyle (Girls 14&Under)
1. Kimberley Hindu (Uganda) 9:42.30
2. F.Passon (Seychelles) 9:44.10
11. Isabelle Standen (Uganda) 11:25.20
Matteo Rosafio (Kenya) 9:33.20
Nuwa Senkebe (Uganda) 10:19.20