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Rower Mbambu struggles at Youth Olympic Games

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By MAKHTUM MUZIRANSA

Posted  Wednesday, August 20   2014 at  01:00

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The 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games (officially known as II Summer Youth Olympic Games) an international sports, education and cultural festival for teenagers, being held from 16 to 28 August in Nanjing, China

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Ugandan female rower Constance Mbambu has struggled to impress at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China posting a string of mixed results.
The rower has had mixed performances in her three events as she fell out of medal brackets and subsequently qualified for final D of the youth games.
Though her coach Rodrick Muhumuza had tipped her to qualify for the quarter finals, Mbambu didn’t manage the feat as she finished last with a time of 4.53.180 in a heat that also included Paraguay, Zimbabwe, Japan, Vietnam and Togo on Sunday.

She went on to improve her time to 4.44.620 in the repechage (a practice that allows participants who failed to meet qualifying standards by a small margin to continue to the next round) on Monday but still finished fifth in a tougher group that included Bulgaria, Brazil, Cuba and Zimbabwean Daniella Du Toit whom she raced against in the heats.
She therefore qualified for semi-final C in order to get seeded for future events.
However, Mbambu failed to improve on her repechage feat yesterday in semi final C where she posted 4.50.420.
The Greenbelt Rowing Club rower will even be more disappointed with herself when she learns that her split time kept rising throughout the races from 2.14.370 in the heats to 2.22.640 in the semifinal C with a repechage split of 2.18.020.
The 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games (officially known as II Summer Youth Olympic Games) an international sports, education and cultural festival for teenagers, being held from 16 to 28 August in Nanjing, China.

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