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Uganda Skateboard team continue quest for 2024 Olympic games spot

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Calvin Muwonge in action.

A few days after completing the San Juan world park skateboarding tour that took place from 20th to 29 May 2023 in San Juan, Argentina, Uganda who were represented by athletes like Nsubuga Gerald, Serunjogi Rashid, Mugisha Ibrahim and Kanyike Travor did lift their head high onto their 2024 Olympic qualifier games in Rome.

This time round the team changes a bit since this is going to be a street Skateboarding qualification competition. With a lot of postive reaction from various corners, the Uganda Skating Federation turned it’s focus on shaping the squad to represent the country as they vie for slots at the 2024 Olympic games.

The Uganda Skateboard team is currently in Rome where they are taking part in the world street skateboarding tour 2023 which started on the 17th June and will climax on 26th June with the four athletes eager to gain qualifying points to the qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Uganda is represented by Nsubuga Gerald, Bukenya Brian, Muwonge Calvin, Mwesigwa Douglas and the president Ddungu Moses.

Talking to the Uganda Skating Federation President Moses Ddungu who is in Rome with the boys, he had huge thanks to the National Council for Sports (NCS) and the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) for their immense support towards their qualification campaigns saying;

“We thank National council of sports, Uganda Olympic committee, Italian embassy Kampala for all the support they are giving us to see the skateboarding team qualify for Paris 2024 Olympic games.” Said Moses Ddungu the Uganda Skating Federation president.

“We thank National council of sports, Uganda Olympic committee, Italian embassy Kampala for all the support they are giving us to see the skateboarding team qualify for Paris 2024 Olympic games.
We have many upcoming qualifications events which are close to each other but we pray National council of sports Uganda Olympic committee still supports us”

“We were part of the world park skateboarding tour in San Juan and the NCS supported us so much but we have many upcoming qualifying events which are close to each other, we pray that National Council of Sports and Uganda Olympic Committee can still supports us in the upcoming event”

Team Uganda will participate in the world street skateboarding tour in Switzerland Lausanne in September, world park skateboarding tour in Rome Italy in October and will again travel to Japan for the world street skateboarding tour, Japan in December.

All these tours are the path way for the skateboarding team of Uganda to qualify for Paris 2024 Olympic games.

Airtel Uganda’s support has been instrumental-Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga

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