Uganda will seek to improve on their medal-tally at the Olympics when the 2020 games get underway in Tokyo this Friday.
The country has seven medals altogether including two golds – John Akibua (400m hurdles) in 1972 Munich and Stephen Kiprotich (Marathon) in 2012 London.
With 25 athletes set to raise the national flag high, Uganda has their biggest contingent since the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States.
For the first time, Uganda will be represented by a rower – Kathleen Noble. Catherine Nanziri will be the first female boxer from Uganda.
There are 13 women of the 25 on Team Uganda including the duo of Halimah Nakaayi and Winnie Nanyondo.
Uganda’s schedule below has left out semis or final dates for athletes who are starting at first rounds or heats.
(Slide table from right to left)
|23/07||Kathlen Noble||Rowing||Women’s single scull (heats)||Sea Forest Waterway|
|24/07||Shadir Musa||Boxing||Men’s Welterweight (r-32)||Kokugikan Arena|
|25/07||Cathrine Nanziri||Boxing||Women’s flyweight (r-32)||Kokugikan Arena|
|26/07||David Ssemujju||Boxing||Men’s middleweight (r-32)||Kokugikan Arena|
|27/07||Ambala Atuhaire||Swimming||Men’s 100m freestyle (heats)||Tokyo Aquatics Centre|
|30/07||Kirabo Namutebi||Swimming||Women’s 50m freestyle (heats)||Tokyo Aquatics Centre|
|30/07||Albert chemutai||Athletics||Men’s 3000m SC (heats)||Olympic Stadium|
|30/07||Halimah Nakaayi||Athletics||Women’s 800m (heats)||Olympic Stadium|
|30/07||Winnie Nanyondo||Athletics||Women’s 800m (heats)||Olympic Stadium|
|30/07||Esther Chebet||Athletics||Women’s 5000m (heats)||Olympic Stadium|
|30/07||Sarah Chelangat||Athletics||Women’s 5000m (heats)||Olympic Stadium|
|30/07||Prisca Chesang||Athletics||Women’s 5000m (heats)||Olympic Stadium|
|30/07||Joshua Cheptegei||Athletics||Men’s 10000m (final)||Olympic Stadium|
|30/07||Jacob Kiplimo||Athletics||Men’s 10000m (final)||Olympic Stadium|
|30/07||Stephen Kissa||Athletics||Men’s 10000m (final)||Olympic Stadium|
|01/08||Peruth Chemutai||Athletics||Women’s 3000m SC (heats)||Olympic Stadium|
|02/08||Winnie Nanyondo||Athletics||Women’s 1500m (heats)||Olympic Stadium|
|03/08||Ronald Musagala||Athletics||Men’s 1500m (heats)||Olympic Stadium|
|03/08||Shida Leni||Athletics||Women’s 400m (heats)||Olympic Stadium|
|03/08||Johua Cheptegei||Athletics||Men’s 5000m (heats)||Olympic Stadium|
|03/08||Jacob Kiplimo||Athletics||Men’s 5000m (heats)||Olympic Stadium|
|03/08||Oscar Chelimo||Athletics||Men’s 5000m (heats)||Olympic Stadium|
|07/08||Juliet Chekwel||Athletics||Women’s Marathon||Sapporo park|
|07/08||Immaculate Chemutai||Athletics||Women’s Marathon||Sapporo park|
|07/08||Mercyline Chelangat||Athletics||Women’s 10000m||Olympic Stadium|
|08/08||Stephen Kiprotich||Athletics||Men’s Marathon||Sapporo park|
|08/08||Filex Chemonges||Athletics||Men’s Marathon||Sapporo park|
|08/08||Fred Musobo||Athletics||Men’s Marathon||Sapporo park|