Uganda reaps big in the Kirinyaga in-line speed skating championships

The Uganda Speed Skating national team put up a great performance in the Kirinyaga in-line speed skating championships held at Wanguru International Stadium (MWEA).

Uganda bagged a total of 10 medals to finish 5th amongst the 13 participating clubs and this was a great achievement of improving from the past competitions they have been in Kenya.

Anyango Myra Mary who participated in the 8-9 years girls category managed to win double gold medals from both the short distance (100m) and long distance of 1500 metres.

Amitumi Michelle also took on the podium for a double finish for team Uganda as she bagged silver in the 8-9yrs short distance of 100 metres.

Katamba Christian Freedom put up a great performance in the boys team but he came short of gold as he only managed to settle for a double silver in the 5years category.

Team Uganda is in preparation for the upcoming African Speed Skating championships which are slated to take place in Nairobi, Kenya in the month of June.

The head coach and team leader Him ran Sserumaga was pleased with the tean performance as they prepare for the upcoming championships especially the girls.

“I am delighted for the performance put up by the team especially the girls who put a great performance and each of them came back home with a medal.”  Said Himran.

“I am happy for overall team performance and I am very sure that we shall stage a great performance in the upcoming African Speed Skating Championships.” He added.

He also applauded the great improvement the team put up with a 5th overall finish but remained concerned about a few weaknesses they face as a team.

“We managed to finish 5th in an overall position among the 13 participants, this is a great achievement as we have improved so much from the previous tournaments we have been attending in Nairobi.”

“We have managed to see our weaknesses especially in the boys were we under performed, we are going to work on the ones we can manage and another general challenge is equipment’s as our team has low tyre boots whereas our opponents across Africa are now using high raised tyres boots which affects us most in participation.”

Team Uganda performance

  • Anyango Myra Mary – 2 gold medals (8-9 years)
  • Katamba Christian Freedom – 2 silver medals (5years)
  • Atatiru Halima – Gold medal (12-13 years)
  • Iga Ramathan – Bronze medal (6-7 years)
  • Maliku Rahma – Gold medal (3 years)
  • Ariku Abdul – Bronze medal (10-11 years)
  • Amituni Michelle – Silver (8-9 years)
  • Jukira Jannat – Gold medal (10-11 years)

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