Uganda Junior International 2023: Hosts bag ten medals


Despite not having the best of the senior tournament that ended on Sunday, team Uganda has come out to show the world that the future of badminton in the country is bright.

All this was portrayed at the 2023 edition of the Uganda Junior International Badminton tournament that started on Monday 27th February and ended on Wednesday 2nd March at MTN Lugogo Indoor Arena.

Uganda bagged ten bronze medals from the different categories

At a Closing ceremony that was graced by the Uganda Communication Commission, Executive director Otunu Fred Uganda excelled won Ten Bronze medals from different categories with All Africa Badminton Senior Championship gold medalist Fadilah Shamika taking home two bronze medals in both singles and women doubles.

The other young lady to proudly take a bronze home was Tracy Naluwooza after she doubled up with Shamika Fadilah Muhammed Rafi and UAE duo of Taabia Khan and Mysha Omer Khan [16-21,19-21] at the semi-finals.

On the boys side, Akbar Oduka, Aaron Ndawula, Guna Kusal, Reagan Michael Nsubuga and Abed Bukenya also won bronze medals in the doubles .

In the mixed doubles, Arafat Tendo Kibirige and Claire Namirembe completed the bronze medal line.


Men Singles

1.Bharath Latheesh (UAE)
2.Dev Vishu (UAE)
3.Khemtish Rai Nundah (Mauritania)
3.Abed Bukenya (UGANDA )

Women Singles

1.Sanika Dhawan Gaurav (UAE)
2.Taralaxmxi Karthikeyan (UAE)
3.Fadillah Shamika (UGANDA )
3.Taabia Khan  (UAE)

Women Doubles

1.Taabia Khan + Mysha Omer Khan (UAE)
2.Sanika Dhawan Gaurav +  Aleena Qathum (UAE)
3.Fadillah Shamika + Tracy Naluwooza (UGANDA)
3.Tiya Burthun + Layna Luxmi (Mauritania)

Mixed Doubles

1.Lucas Douce + Khemtish Nundah (Mauritania)
2.Bhavesh Bissesur + Aidah Yu Kiat (Mauritania)
3.Aaron Ndawula + Akbar Oduka ( UGANDA)
3.Guna Kusal + Reagan Micheal Nsubuga (UGANDA)

1 takes the Gold, 2 Silver and 3 bronze.

After the games, All Africa Champion and two Bronze medal winner Fadilah Shamika came out to talk to the media after her win; 

“I have worked hard both juniors and seniors will play more tournament and I have better chances, these wins has motivated me to go for gold.” she said

“Have won two Bronze medals and am ready to  push for more, am the Africa junior Number one right now which makes me to qualify for Africa youth games and the Olympics youths games” she concluded.

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