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Skateboard: 15 Skaters to represent Uganda at the Olympics qualifiers

A total of 15 Skaters were selected to represent team Uganda at the upcoming Street and park world championships in Dubai from January 29th to February 12th which will act as the 2024 Olympics qualifiers.

This happened at the National street and park Open Olympics qualifiers held at Mukono Xtreme park at St Noah Mawagali school in Mukono wantoni on Sunday 15th January with Mountain Dew coming on board alongside the French Embassy.

Uganda Skateboard Federation president Moses Dungu urged the athletes to incur more trainings as they head out to represent team Uganda at the upcoming Olympics qualifiers in Dubai.

“This has been the first Uganda Open qualifiers as we select the team that will represent us at the park and street Dubai World Champions which is the second round of the 2024 Olympics qualifiers.”

“I would like to urge all skaters who have qualified from this Championships to put in more effort as they prepare with alot of training. Team Uganda will hold trainings in Kitintale and in Mukono.”

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He went ahead to applaud the support he has received from the partners like the corporation of the French Embassy alongside Mountain Dew the sponsors who will help them out as they spread the game of Skateboard in institutions and schools.

“Such support will help us spread the sport to most of the districts to attract a variety of talent in different age groups and improve on the quality of competition to scale the international standards.”

James Kasumba who represented the National Council of Sports was amazed by the performances of the skaters.

“I am so amazed by the performance of the skaters who have showed quality and skills as NCS, we shall support this game at all times. This is a sport that in developed countries is used as a means of transport as well with developed road network.”

Here are all the 15 Skaters who qualified

U-15 Category open

Fahad Seruwagi – 60

Ricky Tibashoka -50

Elisah Tenywe – 40

Under-15 Girls

Jackie Nasunbuga -35

Esther Magezi -30

Jovia Namutembi -25

Skate park Boys

Rashid Serujonji

Trevor Kanyinke

Ibrahim Mugisha

Street Boys

Mwesigwa Douglas

Bukenya Brain

Muweesa Ashraf

Senior Girl’s

Nakigozi Jannel

Akulu Hellen

Nanono Shakirah

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