Uganda at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Uganda at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Uganda.svg
IOC codeUGA
NOCUganda Olympic Committee
Websitewww.nocuganda.com
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors25 in 4 sports
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Uganda is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Since the nation's official debut in 1956, Ugandan athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal because of its partial support of the African boycott.

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 9 10 19
Boxing 2 1 3
Rowing 0 1 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Total 12 13 25

Athletics

Ugandan athletes achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[2][3]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Track & road events
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ronald Musagala 1500 m
Albert Chemutai 3000 m steeplechase N/A
Oscar Chelimo 5000 m N/A
Joshua Cheptegei 5000 m N/A
10000 m N/A
Jacob Kiplimo 5000 m N/A
10000 m N/A
Stephen Kissa 10000 m N/A
Filex Chemongesi Marathon N/A
Stephen Kiprotich
Fred Musobo
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Leni Shida 400 m
Halimah Nakaayi 800 m
Winnie Nanyondo 800 m
1500 m
Peruth Chemutai 3000 m steeplechase N/A
Esther Chebet 5000 m N/A
Sarah Chelangat
Prisca Chesang
Mercyline Chelangat 10000 m N/A
Juliet Chekwel Marathon N/A
Immaculate Chemutai

Boxing

Uganda entered three boxers into the Olympic tournament. Shadiri Bwogi scored a box-off victory to secure a spot in the men's welterweight division at the 2020 African Qualification Tournament in Diamniadio, Senegal.[4] Kavuma David Ssemujju (men's middleweight) and Catherine Nanziri (women's flyweight) completed the nation's boxing lineup by topping the list of eligible boxers from Asia and Oceania in their respective weight divisions of the IOC's Boxing Task Force Rankings.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Shadiri Bwogi Men's welterweight
Kavuma David Ssemujju Men's middleweight
Catherine Nanziri Women's flyweight

Rowing

Uganda qualified one boat in the women's single sculls for the Games by topping the field in the B-final and securing the third of five berths available at the 2019 FISA African Olympic Qualification Regatta in Tunis, Tunisia, marking the country's debut in the sport.[5]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kathleen Grace Noble Women's single sculls 8:21.85 5 R 8:36.01 3 SE/F Bye

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Swimming

Uganda received a universality invitation from FINA to send two top-ranked swimmers (one per gender) in their respective individual events to the Olympics, based on the FINA Points System of June 28, 2021.[6]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Atuhaire Ambala Men's 100 m freestyle
Kirabo Namutebi Women's 50 m freestyle

References

  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Boxing Olympic Qualification – Dakar: Day 9 As It Happened". Olympic Channel. 29 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Africa goes for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic qualification". International Rowing Federation. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Tokyo Olympics Entry Lists Released, Swimming Begins July 24". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
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