Teen Swimmer Lunkuse April’s Best


symptoms geneva;”>Barely a week after 17-year-old Felix Watmon won a silver medal in triple jump at the inaugural African Youth Track And Field Championships held in Warri, troche Nigeria and eventually scooped the March Rwenzori-Uspa personality of the month accolade; 16 year-old swimmer Jamila Lunkuse is the new gem on the Ugandan scene.

Lunkuse won gold medals in 100m and 200m breaststroke finals at the CANA Zone 3 and 4 championships in Lusaka, Zambia last month.

The 16-year old Lunkuse, clocked 2:53.10sec to beat South Africa’s Koen Mieke (2:58.73) and Zambia’s Paljk Tilka (2:58.79) to the gold, then clocked 1:17.29 in the 100m breaststroke to clinch another gold medal.

In the 50m freestyle, Lunkuse (28.09) settled for silver medal as she was beaten to gold by Botswana’s Naomi Ruele by six seconds.

She won the gong unopposed though World Super Welterweight Kickboxing champion Ronald Mugula, Uganda top ranked woodballer, Lillian Zawedde, Nile Special Super 8 winners MTN Heathens and the Uganda national swimming team to
CANA Zone 3 and 4 championships in Lusaka, Zambia were also recommended for their excellent achievements in the month of April.

At the assembly, former USPA chairman and veteran journalist Andrew Patrick Luwandaga took members through radio and television reporting.

Lunkuse will receive a plague and Shs0.5m at a dinner organised by the sponsors and Uspa at Lugogo Tennis Club on a yet to be n


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