Kukundakwe certain of London Worlds

Sunday September 1 2019

 

By MAKHTUM MUZIRANSA

Husnah Kukundakwe (Centre, in picture above) is more than assured of representing Uganda at September 9-15 World Para-swimming Championships in London, England.
This is after the female adaptive swimmer received an air-ticket from Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) plus kits and costumes from Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) on Friday. “We are very grateful to UOC and USF for the timely help,” Kukundakwe’s mother and manager Hashima Batamuriza, said.
“They gave us quality kits. We have now sorted most of the requirements including participation fees, visa, my ticket and that of the coach. We are now trying to sort the meals and upkeep.”
Kukundakwe qualified for London after a dedicated performance in Singapore in May despite the absence of her coach Muzafaru Muwanguzi. His presence is expected to bolster her performance.
Then, Kukundakwe recorded three personal bests in the 100m breaststroke – where she clocked 1:57.84 and amassed 239 points, 100m freestyle – clocking 1:30.43 with 229 points and the50m freestyle (40.24 with 296 points).
She also did 100m backstroke touching home at 1:52.80 to get 53 points and subsequently qualified.
“This is part of our dedication to promote unified swimming and we wish Husnah all the best in her quest to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics,” USF president and UOC general secretary Dr. Donald Rukare, said.

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