Uganda has sent two athletes to the first Africa Deaf Championship set to be hosted by Kenya in Nairobi on September 16-22, 2019.
The team comprises of two athletes – Nyakato Jenipher who will be competing in 800M and 1500M, and Andrew Odur who will be taking part in shotput discus and Javelin.
Despite having a hearing impairment, Nyakato has defied all odds to live her dream of being an Athletics Queen for her country Uganda for the last years of her career.
She has been competing with ‘normal’ runners and she was able to beat them. She is ranked 6th among the female runners of Uganda.
The duo will have legendary athletics coach Kiwa Faistino.
“I am bringing two gold this time round,” Nyakato vowed during the flagoff on Friday at Lugogo. “I am in a competition where am comfortable with, I have prepared very well.”
NCS’ assistant General Secretary David Katende confirmed that the Uganda Deaf Sports Association fulfilled all requirements and will soon will receive a certificate of operation.