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Kakungulu Memorial School Weightlifters excel at Africa and Junior Weightlifting championship

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David GOMBE

Kakungulu Memorial School, Kibuli accorded the weightlifters Dan Mukundane and Swaburah Mutesi a winners’ reception for their astonishing performances in Egypt, Cairo.

Mukundane and Mutesi were triumphant at the 2023 Africa Youth and Junior Weightlifting championship in Cairo.

Dan Mukundane and Swaburah Mutesi at Entebbe International Airport

At the school on Wednesday, they were welcomed by the school Head-teacher Hajji Jamiru Buwembo, teachers and fellow students.

Mukundane clinched 3 gold medals and 4 silver to make a tally of 7 medals in the 109+Kg weight category.

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He hailed his parents and coaches for the success

“I thank my parents and coaches for the support that enabled me bring medals. It was not easy since I was so nervous, i didn’t know what to expect since have been seeing my competitors on social media. I was also not used to the environment so I had to learn and be there to perform and produce the best results.” Said Mukundane.

Mutesi also asserted how competitive the Championship was in Cairo and promised more medals in Mexico

“It was a stiff competition for me most especially from the Cameroonian, I can’t wait to battle her again in Mexico.’

“I thank the school for availing us the training facilities without going anywhere for training.” Said Mutesi

Mutesi clinched a total of 4 medals a gold in Snatch 67 Kgs and three silvers (Clean and Jerk 77 Kgs) for the youth as well as two silvers in the junior cluster (snatch plus clean and jerk).

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