Judo: Three Ugandans win medals in regional tournament

Sunday March 17 2019

Team captain George Ssekiwunga receiving the

Team captain George Ssekiwunga receiving the national flag from NCS's David Katende at Lugogo recently. BY ISMAIL KEZAALA 


Three Ugandans have won medals at the East African Judo Championship in Dar er Salaam, which Tanzania ends today [Sunday].
Bana Landry won gold in the Under 60kg category, Sabiti Kudura won silver in the Under 66kg category while Happy Fiona won bronze in the Under 57kg category.
Team manager David Katana said this was a great statement from the team that did not get any financial assistance from government.
The performance is a good booster for the team eyeing the African Championship in Tunisia in September and the All-Africa Games—both qualifiers to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Team captain George Ssekiwunga, in the heavyweight category, is in action today.

Happy Fiona
Bana Landry
Sabiti Kudura
Fiona Nabawanuka
George Ssekiwunga [captain]
Benjamin Ludigo
Tony Aradas
Mike Ojok
Jean Mukangamo
Jimmy Emodo
Lisala Ninja
Coach Yoshiyuki Mizouchi
Team manager: David Katana