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Nazziwa bags bronze at the Egypt para-badminton championship

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Sarah Nazziwa brought home a Bronze medal from the Egypt para-badminton championships.

Nazziwa who is Uganda and Africa’s seed 1  as per the wheelchair 1 category managed to clinch the country’s only medal at the championship.

Thé bronze marks Nazziwa’s first foreign medal since joining para-badminton in 2022.

Nazziwa’s journey to the bronze medal started with a 2-1 (19-21, 21-11, 21-5) victory over Egypt’s Hoda Shokry Hasaan in the first round.

In round 2, she lost to Guang-Chiou Hu from Chinese Taipei 2-0 ( 21-4, 21-7), but progressed before losing to Brazilian Auricelia Nunes Evangelista 2-0 (21-3, 21-5) in the semi-finals.

Nazziwa attributes her success to hard work and consistent training before she left the country for these championships.

“I would have performed much better but, my opponents had better wheelchairs. If it wasn’t for the tough preparations I would have returned empty-handed, she revealed

All the eyes will be set on one more door of point collection when the team travels to the World Championships that will be held in Pattaya, Thailand from 19th – 25th of February 2024 for the one last dance.

The aim will be qualification for the Paralympics in Paris

Other individuals on the team that look up to make a difference are Hassan Mubiru, Ali Mukasa, Elizabeth Mwesigwa, Rose Nansereko, Sumin Mutesi, and Asiimwe Rita all who were also in Egypt.

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