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Olympics: Swimmer Ambala Posts 54.23 In 100m Freestyle To Miss Semis

Uganda’s Swimmer clocked 54.23 seconds to miss a place at the semifinals of the 100m freestyle at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Ambala, who started in Lane one of the second Heat, was 25.44 seconds at the 50m mark but could not engineer more energy and speed as he finished a second below his personal best.

He finished 7th in heat two and 63rd overall out of the 70 swimmers in Tuesday’s preliminaries.

Ambala needed to finish among the top 16 from all the nine heats which was big of an ask for the promising youngster.

He joins an elite class of Ugandan swimmers to have represented Uganda at the Olympics including Jamila Lunkuse, Ganzi Mugula, Gilbert Kaburu, Daniel Mulumba, Supra Singhal among others.

Uganda’s remaining swimmer Kirabo Namutebi will be in action on Friday in the Women’s 50m Freestyle – Heat 6.


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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