Olympics: Athletes Otim, Obura mourned

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is seen on a live TV broadcast in Tokyo’s Shinjuku area on June 17, 2021, after Japan announced that a virus state of emergency in Tokyo and several other regions will be lifted on June 20, just over a month before the Olympics. Joel Otim featured for Uganda at the 1992 Olympic Games. PHOTO/AFP 

What you need to know:

  • He was really quick, a mainstay of the fastest group of sprinters in Ugandan history who represented the country in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. 

The athletics fraternity in Uganda is in a sombre mood after the passing on of former sprinter Joel Otim. Otim, who represented Uganda at the 1992 Olympic Games, died on Wednesday after succumbing to the coronavirus.


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