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Wushu Kung fu Uganda unveil Kwibuka medal winners


The Wushu Kung fu national team returned home from the Genocide Memorial games with three medals that were unveiled to the public on Thursday at the Zurkhaneh/ Wushu Kung fu Federation offices along Kampala road.

The tournament had Seven nations Uganda, Rwanda, DRC, Kenya, Burundi among others.

The games were played in June and Uganda travelled with a team of ten players which included Robert Kizito, Ronald Ssebagenyi, Shafik Ssekasamba Kulumba, Apollo Asiimwe, Leon Mollison Muyomba, Jonathan Mugwisa, Deo Bago, Hassan Lubega, Ivan Wong Ssenyondo and Charles Mulindwa.

The three Ugandan winners at the event were Ivan Wong Ssenyondo who won Gold and the other two in Deo Bago plus Jonathan Mugwisa who collected Silver at the STECOL Corporation.

In a press briefing the Zurkhaneh/ Wushu Kung fu Federation president Eddy Gombya, congratulated the winners and also called upon more people to join the sport saying:

“For those who have been saying some federations are brief case federations u can see ours ain’t among those being talked about in that category.”

“We are here to inform the public that we were cleared by National Council of Sports to go represent Uganda at the Genocide Memorial games ( Kwibuka 29) in Kigali, Rwanda. The Wushu national team represented well and came back home with three medals, congratulate them.”

“As a team we are focusing for the Olympics games in 2024 since the sport has been added to the Olympic games. We have done our best in secret since the Competition in Maputo, Mozambique and are targeting those who hope to join the sport in the near by future”

“We would like to thank National Council of Sports and the Ministry of Education and Sports for the support, without exception of the Rwanda trip. We are not complaining and happy.”

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